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The Festival of Female Entrepreneurs is one of Enterprise Nation’s flagship events. Launching in Bristol before expanding to Edinburgh, it brings together some of the UK’s most influential female entrepreneurs, business leaders and brightest start-ups to share ideas, solve challenges and get practical insights on how to start and grow a business.
We sadly can’t all meet in person in 2020 but that doesn’t mean the festival isn’t happening as for the first time we’re taking FFE virtual! Join us from the comfort of your home or office on 23 October for the ninth Festival of Female Entrepreneurs.
You’ll enjoy a day of business inspiration and advice, plus we’ll be crowning the 2020 Female Start-up of the Year winner live on the virtual stage. They will receive amazing prizes to help them and their business flourish and grow. Meet your 10 semi-finalists and vote for your favourite female founder here.
Please be advised the event will be hosted via online platform Hopin.
We can’t wait to see you at #FFE20
Network with like-minded women in business across the UK, from the comfort of your own home
Hear from successful entrepreneurs across many industries
Gain practical advice on how to grow your business
Chat 1-2-1 with sponsors including Facebook, Xero, O2 Business and many more
Support our three finalists, pitching on the day to be crowned Female Start-up of the Year 2020!
Feel inspired, motivated and empowered to thrive in business
Chat to our expert advisers in the virtual Expo area
Irene Moore, founder of Savvy Startup Club
Emma Del Torto, founder of Effective HRM
Grab your ticket for £10, Enterprise Nation members get 25% off! Make sure you’re logged in to the website to get your exclusive discount!
09:00am- 09:45am – Network, network, network!
10:00 -10:15 – From Googler to fearless female role-model: The story of Bami Kuteyi, founder of Bam Bam Boogie
10:30 -10:45 – Emma Jones MBE, founder of Enterprise Nation, welcomes us to our first ever virtual Festival of Female Entreprenuers
11:00 – 11:30 – Emma Jones interviews BBC The Apprentice 2017 contestant, Elizabeth McKenna
11:45 -12:15 – How to build an effective ad strategy, presented by Matt Evans, Facebook
12:30 -12:45 – Show our three finalists some support as they pitch live to our panel of judges, to be crowned Female Start-up of the Year 2020
13:00 -13:20 – Square presents: Female entrepreneurs on digitising their business and adapting during the pandemic
13:20 -14:00 – Network, network, network!
Break-out room 1 – What a time to be inclusive with Sonya Barlow, founder of Like-minded Females CIC
Break-out room 2 – The seven steps to getting into the press with PR expert Amanda Fitzgerald
14:15 -14:45 – Women in digital panel moderated by Emma Jones, MBE. Hear from expert panelists, to include Margarete McGrath, Chief Digital Officer for Dell Technologies for UK and Ireland, Annie Hawkins, Small Business Specialist at Xero, Square and Louise Henry, founder of fintech GoHenry.
15:00 -15:30 – Emma Jones, MBE interviews Real Housewives of Cheshire star and founder of Forever Unique, Seema Malhotra
15:45 – 16:15 – The future of remote-working, hosted by Maria Fernandez, Director of SMB, O2 Business, Jessica Heagren, founder of That Works for Me and Lara Moloney, Lara Moloney Limited
16:30 -17:00 – Let’s talk money, hear from financial experts Laura Kinghorn, Regional Manager for North England at TSB and Joanna Drinkwater, experienced chartered accountant at ICAEW. Also hear from Sarah and Farah, founders of sexual wellness brand Hanx, Ella founder of Fitbakes and Becky Young, CEO of Anti Diet Riot Club, who have all raised capital for their businesses.
17:00 -17:20 – Network, network, network!
17:30 – 18:00 – Join Lauren Malone, She’s Got This lead at Enterprise Nation, for a honest chat with honest women in business about the highs and lows of entrepreneurship with Jess Gosling, founder of Growth and Grace Collective, Irene Moore, founder of Savvy Startup Club, Lucy Elliott, founder of I’m Lucy, Molly Masters, CEO of Books That Matter and Female Start-up of the Year 2019 and, Kim Sprague, founder of Flamingo-Life.
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