Back Her Business initiative - Applications now open

Posted on: 11/12/2019

Back Her Business initiative provides free SETsquared business support to Women-led businesses. Deadline 31st Jan 2020.

SETsquared Bristol have partnered with NatWest’s Back Her Business initiative, supported by Crowdfunder, to launch a free programme to help female-led businesses access world class business support, which includes workshops, coaching and mentoring from expert advisors.


Local women with any business ideas (including tech, tech enabled and non-tech businesses) are encouraged to apply for the year long pre-incubation programme to benefit from SETsquared’s world class business support, including access to workshops, advisors and a mentor. The programme will conclude with a showcase and pitching event in Autumn 2020.


Complete the application form to apply by 31 January 2020.


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What you get

  • Workshops delivered by SETsquared Bristol Entrepreneurs-in-Residence and external experts
  • Advisor-in-Residence clinics with professional service firms, including lawyer and accountant
  • A dedicated business mentor
  • Access to SETsquared Bristol networking events
  • Support with a crowdfunding campaign (if desired), culminating with a launch of the campaigns in October 2020 at Engine Shed
  • NatWest are offering grants to certain successful projects (each project may receive NatWest top-up funding up to
  • 50% of the overall fundraising target up to a maximum of ¬£5,000).
  • PR through Back Her Business and SETsquared Bristol

What they are looking for

  • Women with side-hustles, hobby businesses or new business ideas or that need support to take their business to the next stage
  • Women that live and work in the UK
  • Women that are open and receptive to support and advice
  • Women with the ambition for business growth and financial success


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