Investing Women, Scotland’s only all-female business angel group, is to hold a series of free AccelerateHER Bootcamps aimed at helping female founders drive forward their company growth plans.
The full day events, being staged in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen are supported by Scottish Government funding for entrepreneurs. They will be led by Alison Gray of Skillfluence with further contributions from Investing Women angels and specialist advisers from law firm Burness Paull. The sessions are free to attend for female founders who are keen to sharpen their business proposition, improve their skills in pitching for finance and connect with women business angels.
The Bootcamp events will be held in Burness Paull’s offices across Scotland, the first taking place in Edinburgh on 25 September with a Glasgow session on 21 November. Details about a further event in Aberdeen in early 2019 are due to be confirmed shortly.
As well as investing in several female-led businesses in Scotland, Investing Women also hosts the annual Ambition & Growth Conference and AccelerateHER Awards, aimed at promoting aspiring Scottish-based businesswomen.
Jackie Waring, CEO of Investing Women said: “As an organisation which is committed to helping female entrepreneurs succeed, we are excited to be staging these business Bootcamps across Scotland in association with Burness Paull.
“These sessions will offer participants an opportunity to network with female angel investors and provide focused advice and knowledge to help ambitious female founders enhance investment-readiness and other growth channels for their companies.”
Callum Sinclair, Partner and Head of Technology & Commercial at Burness Paull said: “We are really looking forward to being part of the AccelerateHER Bootcamps. Supporting entrepreneurs on their growth journey is very much part of our ethos, recognising the contribution they are making to the economy both now and in the future as they go on to realise their ambitions. The work Investing Women is doing to promote female entrepreneurs and provide opportunities like this is fantastic, and I look forward to meeting the participants.”