Female entrepreneurs pitch to win funding and mentoring from business elite

The competition, organized by The Women: Inspiration & Enterprise is seeking applicants now. The best will then be invited to pitch their businesses to a star-studded panel, with the winners taking home a £15,000 investment and the priceless opportunity to be mentored by influential entrepreneurs such as Martha Lane Fox, Smarta founder Shaa Wasmund and LoveFilm co-founder Simon Franks.

Taking place on March 8 in London, the WIE Symposium will see women from the world of business, politics, fashion and entertainment lead a series of panels and workshops designed to inspire and empower the next generation.

"It's so important to encourage and support more women to pursue their dreams of running their own enterprises," said Wasmund. "In the UK only 12-14% of businesses are majority female owned as opposed to 28% in the US. Smarta helps 450,000 small business's a week by partnering with WIE you hope to be able to add even more female led companies to this number."

To apply or to book tickets for the event visit www.wienetwork.co.uk


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