Voulez & EY Pitch Clinic for Female Founders
Time & Location
About The Event
Women set up about 40% of new businesses. Yet, in 2017, only 2.2% of venture capital funding went to female founders. An identical pitch from an all male team is four times more likely to get funded than one that includes a woman. Subconscious bias even means that investors ask different questions to female founders vs. their male counterparts, leading to very different funding outcomes.
As part of our efforts to change that, we have partnered with EY to start addressing these issues. This pitch clinic is part of those efforts - a rare opportunity for a group of female founders to not only get feedback on their business pitch and approach from a range of experienced investors but also to get direct advice from EY experts on topics such as:
- Legal issues around capital raising & exit
- Going global and entering new markets
- Scaling sustainably
- Tax advice
- Corporate finance advice
- Financial exit readiness – assurance
EY have long recognised the potential of entrepreneurs. Over the past three decades, they have been working with entrepreneurs and adapting their experience, industry capabilities and resources to entrepreneurial, fast-growth companies, including launching the EY Fast Growth Platform. That, coupled with EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women Programme, makes EY such a great partner for this event.
The pitch clinic will start at 3pm. Each company will get 30 minutes in total to present their venture and to have a discussion with the investor and advisor panel. There will also be EY experts available to consult with whilst other pitches are in progress. At the end of the pitches there will be a further opportunity for informal networking with investors and advisors over drinks and canapés.
Any company that includes a female founder or co-founder (even if they have male co-founders) is welcome to apply.
Spaces are strictly limited so please apply early.
Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 7 October and those selected will be notified by Monday 15 October.