SETsquared Women's Entrepreneur's Workout
Following a successful event last year, we are pleased to announce our next Women Entrepreneurs Workout which will take place on 6th and 7th March 2024.
Created in partnership with renowned business incubator, SETsquared, this two-day workshop with expert mentors has been developed exclusively for female founders of digital, technology and science-based ventures.
This focused approach is important because a known barrier for women starting their own innovation businesses is a lack of confidence. This is often symptomatic of widespread underrepresentation of women in technology, a sector where women comprise just 26% of the workforce. Yet, the latest Alison Rose progress report on female entrepreneurship found that the UK economy would grow by £250bn if as many women as men took the plunge to start their own businesses.
The Women Entrepreneurs Workout aims to give participants the necessary time and environment in which to focus on their goals in an inclusive and supportive space. Successful applicants will work in a small group of like-minded women to build the foundations for a profitable, resilient business.
When: 6th and 7th March 2024
Where: Engineering Centre
Deadline for appilcations: 28th February 2024
“I felt more inclined to apply because it was an all-female programme. It felt like a safe space to share,” remarked one previous participant.
Taking part also opens up the opportunity for further funded support through the Science Park’s highly acclaimed Catalyst Programme.
While this event is reserved for females, a further Entrepreneurs Workout will take place in May for all interested parties.
This event is part of a comprehensive programme of business support available at Southampton Science Park, which ranges from a varied events programme to mentoring and membership programmes like Catalyst and SETsquared.