beyond herizons

Supporting the female founder landscape

Beyond HERizons is a 12-month programme that offers a balance in the type of content, support and networking opportunities available to our cohort.

Beyond HERizons supports female entrepreneurs through a tailored, 12-month curriculum focused on securing investment designed to supercharge the scaling journeys of female founders.

Our mission for Beyond HERizons is to:

Support the female founder network on their scaling journeys

Empower female founders to pursue and secure funding

Build an inclusive and diverse network passionate about
balancing gender inequalities in the investment ecosystem

Why we are launching this programme

There exists a large funding gap in the investment landscape for female founders and female founders and we want to provide female founders with the skillset, network and confidence to scale their businesses.

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of entrepreneurs in the UK are female

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of leadership positions in the UK technology sector are women

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of startup funding in the UK goes to Female-only founding teams

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

Beyond HERizons offers a balance of content, practical support and investor networking opportunities. The programme is curated to be impactful and practical, ensuring that our delegates receive tangible and sustainable support from experts, our partners and each other.

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Core Modules

Throughout the year, we will be running a series of core modules curated to support our cohort which will complement our other programme content including our networking and Investor Connector sessions.

Investor Connector Sessions

Our cohort will be introduced to relevant investors from across the UK and European ecosystems to pitch their ideas and products to investors for both potential investment and constructive feedback.

Experts and Advocates

With the support of our partners and community ambassadors, delegates will receive tailored and structured support throughout the programme.

Silicon Valley Mission

Our delegates will participate in a mission to Silicon Valley where they will be introduced to the Silicon Valley ecosystem – building confidence, showcasing the network, inspiring ideas and sparking ambitions.

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Peer & Ecosystem Networking

Throughout the year, the cohort will be actively engaged in peer networking events and groups to help strengthen their internal cohort relationships and develop a strong support system for each other.

Additional Activations

We bring the cohort together at wider ecosystem networking opportunities throughout the year, plugging them into investors, founders, programme alumni, the wider SVC2UK community, and other ecosystem programmes across London and Silicon Valley.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Beyond HERizons supports female-led companies that are actively looking to secure their next round of investment to continue their journey to scale.

To be eligible for our programme, we require companies applying to meet the following criteria:

Have secured previous investment

Have between 5-100 employees

Have a turnover of less than £40m

Have a UK-registered company

Have a minimum viable product

To be actively seeking investment within the next 12-18 months

OUR ALUMINI

Intrested in learning more?

Download our Programme Prospectus for our full eligibility criteria and more information on the programme.

Hear From our community

“Why do I want to join the mission? To learn from others, share our experiences, support other women, build our network, and explore how best to grow our businesses.” Farah Kabir

Co-Founder, HANX

‘Good growth’ means scaling the business to attract diverse employees from all walks of life, that will not be ‘burnt out’ as per the traditional ‘start-up’ narrative, but on the contrary, will feel positively empowered to deliver social impact that builds trust and better places for everyone on the planet.” Savannah de Savoy

CEO, Built-ID

“We believe that being a diverse and inclusive company leads to more innovative results; this is embedded into our mission, policies, practices, and procedures.” Rahel Tesfai

Founder & CEO, FroHub

We strongly believe diversity and inclusion to be more than a social pursuit, but a strategy to widening our business understanding in the multicultural and multigendered entertainment industry where we operate.” Irina Albita

Co-Founder & Co-CEO, FilmChain

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