In this event you will hear about different forms of finance available to your business

About this event

Most entrepreneurs will at some point have to source capital from outside their business. This is especially true for female entrepreneurs. Female non-entrepreneurs say that a lack of start-up funding is the main reason they have not started a business and female entrepreneurs start businesses with an average of 53% less capital than their male counterparts. Venture capital funding is the most lucrative form of finance and only 13% of this goes to female founded companies.

This event will introduce you to the different forms of financing available to your business, including:

- Grants

- Start up loans

- Business loans

- Angel investment

- Venture capital

- Peer-to-peer lending

- Equity crowdfunding

- Export finance

- Venture debt

Tiffany Young in an Investment Manger at YFM Equity Partners, where she supports on the origination and execution of new investments across growth capital and buyout opportunities. YFM currently has £350m AUM and invests between £2-10m. She is a passionate advocate for female entrepreneurs, and runs the blog "Breakfast with Tiffany" where she profiles inspiring female founders. Tiffany is a member of Founders of the Future, and an alumnus at the New Entrepreneurs Foundation. Tiffany will be talking about how to raise equity finance and will be discussing the extra barriers women face.

Dr Pooja Sikka is a practicing GP by background. She is known in the NHS for her health tech expertise and most recently set up a national programme for the NAPC (National Association of Primary Care), to help NHS providers select and roll out health tech products and services. She serves as a council member and clinical advisor to NAPC and, as a founding member of the EY Ventures team, ran the health and social care investment portfolio. Pooja has founded healthcare businesses, launching ‘NHS-style’ primary and cancer care in India, for which she remains a clinical and health tech advisor, as well as a UK-based health business delivering clinical services which exited in 2016.

Once you have signed up we will send a calendar invitation with the details to the email you use to sign up with. We will also send a reminder on the day through Eventbrite. Email with any questions.

The Female Founders Forum was set up by The Entrepreneurs Network in partnership with Barclays, to encourage, support and promote female entrepreneurship. We seek to connect some of the UK’s most inspirational female entrepreneurs with those on the cusp of rapid growth.