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Take Your Business to the Next Level with the

Female Founders Accelerator Programme

Female Founders Accelerator (FFA) is an innovative and exciting business support programme designed specifically for women who are ready to scale their business. Delivered by Enterprise Enfield and supported by the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, it is FREE of charge.

The Programme consists of dedicated support offered over a 12 month period.  The first 6 months includes a series of seminars covering a wide range of business skills and personal development and one to one support with Business Experts. Additional one to one support with be available in the following 6 months.  Networking events will take place throughout the programme.

  • Peer group support with like-minded women

  • Review and update your business model and growth strategy

  • Build confidence 

  • Benefit from mentoring throughout the programme

  • Enhance presentation and public speaking skills

  • Maximise digital marketing - including how to create video content

  • Understand Financial management / pricing and negotiation

  • Manage your people effectively

  • Identify and tackle challenges

  • Explore investment opportunities

  • Access a dedicated online resource centre

  • Apply to become a Female Founders Ambassador

Are You Eligible?

To be eligible to apply for the Female Founders Accelerator Programme you will need to meet all these key requirements. You must:

  • Be running a business in one of the following boroughs: Enfield, Waltham Forest or Redbridge OR you should have completed an Inspiring Women Business Growth Programme at Enterprise Enfield (if you have completed this Programme, you can be located in any borough). 

In addition, you must also:

  • Be aged between 25 and 65 years old

  • Be running a business which has been trading for a minimum of 1 year

  • Be registered as a Limited Company or looking to register as Limited in the next 6 months

  • Have a minimum of 1 employee and a maximum of 5 (including yourself)

  • Have a minimum turnover of £10,000 and maximum of £300,000 per annum

  • Be a first time founder (not have run previous businesses)

  • Have a vision to grow your business, increase turnover, win new contracts and be willing to explore new investment opportunities.

You should be able to commit to attending 7 x one day seminars - which will be held approximately every three weeks (from January 2020 - July 2020); one to one business advice sessions as arranged, which can be via telephone, Skype or face to face, and mentoring sessions as required.  Follow up actions will need to be completed in your own time.  In total, for this Programme, you will be expected to be working on developing your business for an average of 15 hours a month.

To Apply for the next Programme

The next Female Founders Accelerator Programme will commence in January 2020, the majority of seminars will be delivered at Enterprise Enfield premises, events will be held at other venues tbc.  To apply, please ensure you meet the eligibility requirements above and complete and return the Expression of Interest Form by 2nd December (this will be available to download on this page shortly).  Candidates will be short-listed for interview and then informed whether they have been successful by 18th December.

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