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Female Tech Founder

Female Tech Founder

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Female Tech Founder is a community of founders, startups and those passionate about business and tech sharing knowledge, insight and practical advice.

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Female Tech Founder July 2020: coddiwomple – and allow yourself to be ‘lucky’.

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Don't let perfect get in the way of good
In this edition of Female Tech Founder from September 2021, we’re focusing on the thorny topic of cashflow and hearing from Founder of Hydr Nicola Weedall. Hydr is a tech platform designed to help SMEs receive payment for invoices faster, with 90 day payment terms being the norm for many big businesses it creates a barrier for SMEs which Hydr helps to avoid - they pay your invoice in 24 hours and when the client pays on 90 days that’s paid directly to Hydr all covered by credit protection. Nicola shares the vision behind the business and her own career journey. We also hear from Becky Baker Founder of K9 Nation an app that brings dog lovers, products and services and other organisations together, having starting bootstrapping the organisation five years ago, a life-changing event prompted Becky to take the dog by the leash and make her dream reality. She shares insight into finding funding, why you don’t have to know everything and why you should never let perfect get in the way of good. Female Tech Founder was developed and is hosted by Chi-Chi Ekweozor, Founder of Assenty. Chi-chi Ekweozor (@thisischichi), This podcast was produced by Natalie Asprey Marketing Consultancy. www.nataliesprey.com (_@NAMarketing)
47:34
September 22, 2021
Female Tech Founder June 2021 - The Good Ones Always Escape
In this edition of Female Tech Founder from June 2021 we tackle the topics of confidence, data and why wellbeing is crucial to your career or business growth.  We hear from CEO/Co-Founder of Tech Returners, Founder of The Confidence Community and Northern Power Women Transformational Leader - Beckie Taylor on her own confidence journey, reframing imposter syndrome and why she's flying the flag for developing female confidence with ' The Confidence Collective Programme.  We also hear from Rosi Bremec on using data as a lever for growth in our startups and why having clarity on what your customers and product is doing and how it is performing is crucial to developing great teams who are happy and fulfilled - and why lack of clarity is often the reason people leave roles.  Female Tech Founder was developed by Chi-Chi Ekweozor, Founder of Assenty and is hosted by Claire-Marie Boggiano Director of Lurig Ltd Chi-chi Ekweozor (@thisischichi),  Claire-Marie Boggiano, (@CMBoggiano), This podcast was produced by Natalie Asprey Marketing Consultancy. www.nataliesprey.com (_@NAMarketing)
46:46
June 25, 2021
Female Tech Founder May 2021 - London Buses and A Bit Of Sparkle
In this edition of Female Tech Founder from May 2021 we hear from Dr. Terri Bourne, Author. Researcher and Business Owner, on how she’s built up, scaled back and pivoted throughout her career how she’s learned to become an businesswoman rather than a collector and why although she’s ’retired’ she’s restless for what’s next! We also hear from Jenny Millar, Founder of UnTapped - a business which helps early stage founders create their pricing strategy, with a previous career in data analytics Jenni explains why it’s crucial to find those London bus moments to add sparkle to what we offer to our clients. Hosted by Chi-Chi Ekweozor, Founder of Assenty and Claire-Marie Boggiano Director of Lurig Ltd Chi-chi Ekweozor (@thisischichi),  Claire-Marie Boggiano, (@CMBoggiano), This podcast was produced by Natalie Asprey Marketing Consultancy. www.nataliesprey.com (_@NAMarketing)
38:15
May 26, 2021
Female Tech Founder April 2021 - Pitch Perfect
In this edition of Female Tech Founder from April 2021, we’re teaming up with the team from NatWest Accelerator to talk about Pitching! First up we hear from Heather Waters, Regional Enterprise Manager North West and Adam Clayton, Local Enterprise Manager about the opportunities available on the NatWest Accelerator programme before a 30-minute pitching workshop with Nick McAfferty, Enterprise Accelerator Manager. We pick up tips for the perfect 60-second pitch plus one of our community bites the bullet and does their own 60-second pitch for a brand new product live as part of our session! Hosted by Chi-Chi Ekweozor, Founder of Assenty and Claire-Marie Boggiano Director of Lurig Ltd Chi-chi Ekweozor (@thisischichi),  Claire-Marie Boggiano, (@CMBoggiano), This podcast was produced by Natalie Asprey Marketing Consultancy and recorded as part of a live event. www.nataliesprey.com (_@NAMarketing)
48:19
May 3, 2021
Female Tech Founder March 2021: The Price Is Right
In this edition of Female Tech Founder from March 2021, We're talking about pricing, getting the cost right for your product and how to successfully crowdfund for your business  First up we hear from Lisa Chee MBE, founder, Startup Coach. Lisa and her sister famously won TV chef Gordon Ramsay's F Word cookery competition placing Sweet Mandarin, the restaurant inspired by her grandmother firmly in the Top 100, she is also a Times Bestseller.  Also joining us is Hannah Forbes, Founder of The Funding Crowd sharing her tips on successful crowdfunding and blowing some misconceptions about this non-traditional funding method.  Hosted by Chi-Chi Ekweozor, Founder of Assenty and Claire-Marie Boggiano Director of Lurig Ltd Chi-chi Ekweozor (@thisischichi),  Claire-Marie Boggiano, (@CMBoggiano), This podcast was produced by Natalie Asprey Marketing Consultancy. www.nataliesprey.com (_@NAMarketing)
57:58
March 24, 2021
Female Tech Founder February 2021: The Virtual Group Hug - Feeling A Little Taller
In this edition of Female Tech Founder from February 2021, we're coming together for a massive virtual hug, it's the second month of the third UK wide lockdown and we're here to share the love.  We hear from a panel including Charlotte Ashton, Head of Business Development at Palatine Private Equity,  Patricia Gestoso, Head of Customer Success, Equity Advocate and author of the Life In Lockdown Report on how they've been finding lockdown life and work and how businesses need to change to become more inclusive of the differing needs of their employees and teams.  And finally, we heard from Ngozi Weller, CEO of Aurora Wellness sharing her journey through aspirations at the UN, to corporate life, mental health impacts and the genesis of her business today.   Hosted by Chi-Chi Ekweozor, Founder of Assenty and Claire-Marie Boggiano Director of Lurig Ltd Chi-chi Ekweozor (@thisischichi),  Claire-Marie Boggiano, (@CMBoggiano), This podcast was produced by Natalie Asprey Marketing Consultancy. www.nataliesprey.com (_@NAMarketing)
01:09:43
February 10, 2021
Female Tech Founder December 2020: The Lockdown Learning Curve
In this edition of Female Tech Founder from December 2020 as we look back on a year of unprecedented change and challenges and share our 2020 learning curves. We hear from a panel including  Lauren Riley (@MissLaurenRiley), Founder and CEO, The Link App and Susanna Lawson (@SusannaOneFile), Co-founder and CEO, OneFile on how they’ve adjusted to lockdown living and working and the challenges of running their businesses during the pandemic. We also heard from  Naomi Timperley (@naomitimperley), Project Director, FreelanceHER100, about the FreelanceHER100 scheme, a great initiative she is spearheading to provide training to 100 female freelancers. And finally, we heard from Catherine Bennett (@Catherine_ben), MD, Caboodle Technology sharing her business journey from starting simple to knowing when it’s time to grow your senior team. Hosted by Chi-Chi Ekweozor, Founder of Assenty and Claire-Marie Boggiano Director of Lurig Ltd Chi-chi Ekweozor (@thisischichi),  Claire-Marie Boggiano, (@CMBoggiano), This podcast was produced by Natalie Asprey Marketing Consultancy. www.nataliesprey.com (_@NAMarketing)
01:09:51
January 25, 2021
Female Tech Founder October 2020: Kickstarters, sausages and why impact is better than intentions
In this edition of Female Tech Founder from October 2020, we hear a panel discussion on alternative strategies for raising investment (crowdfunding, debt financing, etc) with sisters  Laura Beattie (@laurajbeattie) and Rachel Beattie (@RachelCBeattie), co-founders of luxury ethical womenswear brand Careaux (@careauxofficial), Delight Mapasure (@DeeMapasure), founder of Ks Wors Ltd (@Ks_Wors), a multi-award winning eclectic range of Southern African inspired Boerewors sausages, and Jala Daly (@GcbfJala), Business Development Manager, GC Business Finance. Hosted by Chi-Chi Ekweozor, Founder of Assenty and Claire-Marie Boggiano Director of Lurig Ltd Chi-chi Ekweozor (@thisischichi),  Claire-Marie Boggiano, (@CMBoggiano), This podcast was produced by Natalie Asprey Marketing Consultancy. www.nataliesprey.com (_@NAMarketing)
01:30:50
December 16, 2020
Female Tech Founder September 2020: The Squishy Bits
In this edition of Female Tech Founder from September 2020, we hear helpful and timely advice on conducting a fundraise during a global pandemic to astute observations for keeping a remote team together and pulling in the same direction,  This episode kicks off with a Q&A panel discussion on strategies for levelling up on investor readiness with Chloe Barrett (@1_chloebarrett), Founder & CEO, Immersify Education and Myrto Lalacos​, Investment Executive, Praetura Ventures. We also heard lightning talks by Caroline Schaal, Co-Founder, Lift Lessons, (@lift_lessons) and Steph Locke (@TheStephLocke), CEO @ nightingalehq.ai (@nightingalehqai), an AI strategy management platform. Hosted by Chi-Chi Ekweozor, Founder of Assenty and Claire-Marie Boggiano Director of Lurig Ltd Chi-chi Ekweozor (@thisischichi),  Claire-Marie Boggiano, (@CMBoggiano), This podcast was produced by Natalie Asprey Marketing Consultancy. www.nataliesprey.com
01:40:35
October 21, 2020
Female Tech Founder July 2020: coddiwomple – and allow yourself to be ‘lucky’.
In this edition of Female Tech Founder from July 2020, we’re talking about accessing funding for your business and hearing from business founders about their very different journeys and how being a business owner works for them.  Here’s what you’ll be listening to:  Q&A panel discussion on scaling your startup post-COVID with Jess Jackson (@jessandthehive), Investment Director at GC Angels (@GC_Angels_) & Women Founder Champion Plus lightning talks from  Emma Hopkinson-Spark (@bluebell_emma), Chief of Staff at 101 Ways (@101wayshq) and  Benedicta Banga (@BenedictaBanga), Product Management Leader and founder of Blaqbase App (@blaqbase). Hosted by Chi-Chi Ekweozor, Founder of Assenty and Claire-Marie Boggiano Director of Lurig Ltd Chi-chi Ekweozor (@thisischichi),  Claire-Marie Boggiano, (@CMBoggiano), This podcast was produced by Natalie Asprey Marketing Consultancy.  www.nataliesprey.com
01:30:26
September 23, 2020
Female Tech Founder June 2020
In the spirit of network building and collaboration, this month’s Female Tech Founder Night was very much about sharing knowledge around writing successful grant applications, having courage to pursue opportunities despite investor reticence post-COVID, and addressing the diversity and inclusion gap within the info security sector. Here's what you'll be listening to:  Q&A panel discussion on putting together successful applications for funding from government bodies like Innovate UK with Dr Paula Turner, Co-Founder, The Centre for Tendering and Sophie Walker (@Sophie_COO), COO and Co-Founder, Dsposal. Lightning Talks from  Sonya Kimpton de Ville, (@SonyaKDV), CEO and Founder, Grapvyn and  Annie Mbako, (@nieniedoo), who shared about Infosec Hoppers and their much needed work to create pathways for increased diversity in the cyber security sector. Hosted by Chi-Chi Ekweozor, Founder of Assenty.  This podcast was produced by Natalie Asprey Marketing Consultancy. www.nataliesprey.com 
01:43:24
July 29, 2020