The 2019 AccelerateHER Awards have been launched today (Monday, 14 January, 2019), aimed at celebrating and supporting aspirational female entrepreneurs based in Scotland. This year’s winners will be offered a free place on a trade mission to Dubai or Berlin where they will showcase their business, be introduced to key industry contacts and investors, and … continue reading.
Scot Bio, a Scottish based biotech business has successfully closed a second, oversubscribed funding round with investment syndicate Kelvin Capital, Investing Women, Oghma Corporate Finance and private investors in the UK and USA. This is one of the largest private investment rounds in Scotland this year, and is a vote of confidence in the ambitious … continue reading.
Five emerging female entrepreneurs will travel to California’s Mojave Desert next week to present their businesses to one of the world’s most innovative companies. The five who were finalists at this year’s AccelerateHER Awards include Pooja Jain, co-founder of dementia app business Cognihealth; Carmen Cummuniskey, founder and managing director of horse-riding apparel business Teqnox … continue reading.
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 … continue reading.
Firstport, Scotland’s social enterprise development agency, has announced the appointment of four members onto its Board of Directors. The appointment of Dr Poonam Malik, Yvonne Greeves, Chris Hellawell and Ailsa Raeburn mark an important step as Firstport enters a period of strategic review. The new Board Members bring experience in sectors including finance, rural issues, … continue reading.