BorrowMyDoggy Founder, Rikke Rosenlund kicks off The Leap 100 Breakfasts

The Entrepreneurs Network’s Sophie Jarvis writes in City AM about the breakfast discussion we had with Rikke.

Leap 100 Power Breakfast with Richard Hilton, Founder, Gymbox

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Leap 100 Power Breakfasts
Leap 100 Power Breakfasts are small, informal affairs. We restrict them to around 18 people – mostly the founders of Leap 100 companies. Our principal guest kicks off with roughly 10 minutes of introductory remarks; a light breakfast is served; and ideas and experiences are exchanged.

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Mishcon de Reya is committed to helping nurture UK entrepreneurship. Earlier this year, the firm teamed up with City A.M., The Entrepreneurs Network and The Supper Club to create the Leap 100 list, which offers a window into the working life – and identifies the challenges facing – some of the UK’s most exciting, fast-growing companies.

Mishcon de Reya is an enthusiastic sponsor of the Leap 100 Power Breakfasts: it is vital for entrepreneurs and business leaders – from across the UK – to discuss the current trends and challenges of successful growth.

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Better Beliefs

Read our latest e-bulletin here.

It’s time for entrepreneurs to get involved in the post-Brexit policy debate

Read Philip Salter’s article in City AM about how he thinks now is the prime time for entrepreneurs to get involved with policy.

Plugging The Gender Funding Gap

The Entrepreneurs Network’s Annabel Denham has written for the Huffington Post about our previous and upcoming Female Founders Forum projects.

Read the full article here.

Too Many Men?

Our recent female founders report is still receiving press coverage. Female founders forum member Debbie Wosskow writes in The Guardian about her plan to change the investment imbalance. And The National has also written about our report.


The 7 Myths Of High Growth Firms

A recent debate article by Ross Brown, Suzanne Mawson and Colin Mason caught my eye. Myth-busting and entrepreneurship policy: the case of high growth firms challenges some common held beliefs about high growth firms…


Read the full article here.

Coverage for Untapped Unicorns

The Entrepreneurs Network’s report on the Untapped Unicorns – the underfunded female entrepreneurs – has received widespread media coverage.

In summary the report showed that there is an evident gender bias against female entrepreneurs receiving funding from capital providers; despite the fact that female-led businesses are less likely to fail. The Entrepreneurs Network’s Annabel Denham comments that this data is frustrating and recommends a change in education, culture and data collecting to combat the evident bias.

Sexism in start-up investment leaves UK businesses male-dominated, The Telegraph

We need to stop sexism in start-up investment, The Guardian

Eight Stats That Show How Britain Fails Its Female Entrepreneurs, Forbes

Unitapped unicorns: It’s time to close the scale-up investment gender gap, City AM

Pelvic floor exercise device maker Elvie receives £6m funding to launch more products, The Telegraph

Mind the funding-gap: Why we need more female founded scale-ups, Forbes

Greater efforts required to fund female-led firms, The Scotsman

The Big Interview: Jackie Waring, founder and chief of Investing Women, The Scotsman

How to tap into government funding for female entrepreneurs,

Call to ‘untap funding’ for female entrepreneurs,

Female entrepreneurs need more access to funding, according to report,

Lack of investment opportunities sees female startup founders lose out,

How Britain can drive the growth of female entrepreneurship,

Untapped Unicorns: scaling up female entrepreneurship, Barclays

Untapped unicorns in North East England (and how we are helping Shorthand Social

Investment culture remains very much male-dominated The National

Plugging the Gender Funding Gap, The Huffington Post

Local councils fail to support business growth

A report by the Business Census 2017 showed that most businesses feel local council support is getting worse, with 7 out of 10 of businesses feeling let down. The areas that were most unhappy were the East of England and Northern Ireland, whereas London and Scotland were most content with support. Philip Salter, founder of The Entrepreneurs Network, advised that although “this isn’t the time to shake things up, it should be a prod to government at every level that many Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and Growth Hubs aren’t yet firing on all cylinders.” To boost support from local councils, we should put more money into LEPs and increase Metro Mayors.

Read the full LocalGov article here.

Local government business support has dwindled

The support that local governments give to businesses has weakened this past year, according to a survey by Business Census 2017 Report, with now 70% of businesses unhappy with the help. The survey also found that increasingly businesses are concerned about the global state of politics, although the majority surveyed have not been affected by Brexit so far.

As Philip buy ativan online india Salter of the Entrepreneurs Network put it, “2016 delivered uncertainty by the bucket load. Whatever the medium to long-term impact of Brexit, there can few who doubt that in the short run there will be a bumpy ride. 2017 may be a little more interesting than many would want.”

Read the full article here.