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Future Fund leaves diverse founders short-changed

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th April 2020
Change is slow, as Future Fund leaves diverse founders short-changed, with female and BAME business leaders questioning its fairness. Future Fund, a support package for startups that was launched with considerable fanfare by the UK government just over a week ago, has come under increasing scrutiny for not supporting the broad and diverse range of UK founders, with female and BAME business leader...
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Female founders set to LINEUP for all-Ireland startup pitch comp

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd March 2020
Irish-based female founding tech startups get set to pitch at LINEUP 2020, the one day NI-based event, featuring an all-Ireland women in tech startup pitching competition, keynote speakers, discussions and learnings, focused on tech inclusion, and the future of education and business. Taking place in Derry on 5th March, shortlisted startups will take part in ‘The 20’, and be in with a...
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Lineup 2020 announces key speakers, sponsors and themes

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th January 2020
The inaugural LINEUP tech event, happening in Derry, Northern Ireland has announced key speakers, sponsors and themes for its 5th March event.  Coming after the news that Allstate NI were partnering with event facilitators Startacus as strategic sponsors of Lineup 2020, it has been confirmed that the event's agenda will focus on women in tech, tech inclusion, the future of work, and the futu...
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Fairer Funding Now campaign calls for greater diversity in startups gaining investment

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th September 2018
Workspace accelerator Huckletree has launched Fairer Funding Now, a campaign calling for greater diversity among startup leaders receiving investment, after a study revealed the extent of discrimination in the funding process, with almost half of startup leaders in the UK and Ireland having experienced or known someone who has faced discrimination while seeking funding. The Huckletree survey...
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International Women’s Day Survey Reveals Continuing Funding Gap

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th March 2018
International Women’s Day survey from 99designs reveals continuing funding gap and gender differences in approach to entrepreneurship. Male and female entrepreneurs around the world report extremely similar experiences and attitudes toward starting and running a business – except when it comes to raising outside capital. According to a recent global survey of more than 3,000 entrepren...
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Female Founders Ambassadors Aims to Inspire

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st March 2018
With research indicating that there are now around 1.2 million women-led small and medium sized businesses in the UK, which contribute an estimated £115 billion to the economy, Enterprise Enfield has launched another initiative to encourage even more women to entrepreneurship.  London-based Enterprise Enfield is an independent enterprise agency offering a range of business support serv...
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New Platform Aims to Address the Gender Funding Gap

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th October 2016
“Discover and invest in the UK’s best female-led businesses” The gender pay gap has been well documented in the media for years and has been at the centre of much attention, discussion, and debate.   Something that we hear a lot less about is the gender funding gap, which is the sizeable disparity between the levels of funding awarded to male and female business founders. ...
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