Angel group and agency to boost female enterprise
Jackie Waring: more support (pic: Terry Murden)
AccelerateHER, a growth programme run by the Investing Women angel group, has launched a partnership with Scottish Enterprise.
Since the launch of the AccelerateHER programme in 2015, the number of female founders raising investment in Scotland has increased by 400% with finalists raising £34.5m investment and creating about 375 jobs.
AccelerateHER will extend its existing support programme to benefit up to 63 additional female-founded companies.
This includes a series of business scaling and investment readiness masterclasses and one-to-one coaching sessions with AccelerateHER’s global network of experienced angels.
The programme will also feature a number of sessions connecting aspiring Scottish female company founders with leading business figures and entrepreneurs.