6 January 2020
Opportunity for female entrepreneurs to win part of a £20,000 pitching fund
Yes You Can is a three-year female enterprise programme delivered by Women in Business throughout Northern Ireland in collaboration with the 11 Local Councils and Invest NI.
The Yes You Can £20,000 pitching competition returns to support females on their entrepreneurial journey.
Who is it for?
- females who have an innovative idea
- females at an idea stage and ready to launch a new business
- female business owners already trading (under two years)
- if you applied last year and didn't get through try again this year
What is it?
The Yes You Can Pitching competition provides female entrepreneurs with a platform to pitch their business idea.
Regional heats will take place w/c 3 February 2020 across Northern Ireland.
36 finalists will be announced from the following six regions and invited to purchase a ticket for the Female Entrepreneur Conference:
- Belfast, Derry City & Strabane District Council and Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council
- Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council and Ards & North Down Borough Council
- Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council and Mid & East Antrim Borough Council
- Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council & Newry
- Mourne & Down District Council
- Fermanagh & Omagh District Council and Mid Ulster District Council
Six Regional winners will be announced at the Women in Business Female Entrepreneur Conference on 3 March 2020. The six regional winners will win £3,000 and will have an opportunity to pitch for a further £2,000 at the conference. One overall winner will be awarded £5,000.
- Pitching applications are now open - applications close at 12:00 on 20 January 2020
- Regional heats will take place w/c 3 February 2020
- Regional winners will be invited to pitch on 3 March 2020