HSBC collaboration for Birmingham Tech Week
HSBC is teaming up for Birmingham Tech Week to offer two insightful sessions tailored to support female entrepreneurs in navigating the complex funding landscape. These free-to-attend events, set to take place at the prestigious HSBC UK headquarters, are aimed at equipping women with essential knowledge and tools to secure the necessary capital for their business ventures.
This initiative unfolds within the vibrant context of Birmingham Tech Week, a week-long celebration of technological innovation in Birmingham, one of the UK’s fastest-growing and most valuable tech hubs.
These sessions are highly anticipated highlights of Birmingham Tech Week’s event lineup, featuring workshops designed to empower more female business founders with the skills and knowledge needed to access vital capital. With the participation of HSBC UK will provide valuable insights into the funding landscape for women entrepreneurs.
Scheduled for Tuesday, October 17th, these sessions will occur on the second day of the five-day Birmingham Tech Week festival. They will commence with an engaging panel discussion titled “The Future Is Female: Navigating the Funding Landscape Effectively.” This panel will include representatives from venture capital firms, angel investors, and successful female entrepreneurs, all working collectively to empower more women in securing financial support for their business endeavours.
The panel boasts a diverse lineup of influential figures within the British startup scene, featuring trailblasers like Kameese Davis, who secured £50,000 in funding for her Black haircare range, Nylah’s Naturals, Ali Kazmi, Founder and CEO of Ethical Equity, and Melissa Snover, who set a record for the highest UK Seed Round by a female founder in 2019.
After the panel discussion, HSBC UK will host an exclusive pitch practice and networking event for six dynamic female business founders in the West Midlands’ thriving tech sector.
Fran Howell, MD & Head of Corporate Banking for the Midlands at HSBC UK, added: “As the leading bank for companies in the innovation economy HSBC UK is delighted to host two events focussed on accessing capital for female-founded businesses. Female business founders could boost the economy worth tens of billions of pounds over the next 10 years. But without funding, there is a significant impact on the UK economy, stifling local, regional and national growth.”