Applications invited from across the UK for Female Start-up of the Year (deadline 13 September)

The Enterprise Nation Female Start-up of the Year is an annual competition which aims to create a more entrepreneurial society in the UK, helping people to start, run and grow a business.

The competition, which is open to female Enterprise Nation members who are eligible to work in the UK,
is intended to showcase early stage female start-up entrepreneurs who are excelling in their industry.

Whether it’s creating an innovative product or disrupting a traditional marketplace, participants should have a clear vision for the direction of their business as well as ambitious plans for growth.

The applicant’s start-up must be a UK based company that is less than five years old with no more than 10 employees and have a valid Enterprise Nation membership as well as a ticket to the festival.

The prizes available are:

o £1,000 Facebook advertising credit.
o The latest Dell laptop.
o ‘Power your business with Square’ which includes a Square Reader and Dock, plus £1,000 worth of free processing.
o Two hour mentoring session from Enterprise nation adviser members.
o Two tickets to Enterprise Nation’s Start-Up 2020 event in London.
Profile on the Enterprise Nation blog and social media, and

oThe title of Enterprise Nation Female Start-up of the Year 2019.

Previous winners are:

o 2018: Ruth Bradford, founder, Little Black & White Book Project
o 2017: Joy Foster, founder, TechPixies
o 2016: Mel Bound, founder, This Mum Runs
o 2015: Chloe Tingle, founder, No More Taboo

The deadline for entries is Friday 13 September 2019. Further information, together with an online application form, can be found on the Enterprise Nation website.

Contact details for the competition are:

Lorna Bladen
Enterprise Nation
Somerset House
The Strand
Tel: 0207 257 9525


Images: Ruth Bradford, founder of The Little Black & White Book Project and winner of the Enterprise Nation
Femail Start-Up of the Year Award 2018.