How can we help?
As we steadfastly work towards establishing a highly relevant, practical, and dynamic programme and network for EnterpriseWOMEN, we invite mission-driven partners and corporate sponsors to join us in amplifying our initial Higher Education Innovation Funding. Our objective is to increase the size of the pool of female researcher-entrepreneurs and the conversation rate to help women become founders, not to create a profit-centric programme or a venture builder.
Instead, we aspire to help female researcher-entrepreneurs, bridge the gaps from the lab to successful venture creation, or provide crucial support to those already on their entrepreneurial journey.
How can I get involved?
The types of partnerships we are on the look out for in our first year fall into 3 categories. All as important as each other. To express your interest, please:
You are a leading female light in your specialisation on science and tech entrepreneurship and would like to be involved as an experienced workshop provider or mentor. We’re looking out for people we don’t already have on our radar that can bring some exciting, fresh-thinking to our programme.
We want to team-up with mission-led organisations prioritising entrepreneurship for researchers, other not-for-profit women’s enterprise initiatives and gate keepers of networks —and imagination!
These relationships lead to inclusion as mentors and speakers, leading workshops, in-kind activity, cross-pollination, knowledge exchange and network expansion. All activities that promote more opportunities for entrepreneurial women to learn and connect.
To respect these partnerships and help relationships flourish we are limiting our search to 3 perfect matches in the first year.
We are raising funds to build corporate partnerships that foster close programme-level connections.
Rather like our mission-led partners, we’re looking for the quality and fit of our engagements to ensure the relationships are meaningful, vibrant and relevant, delivering something new for both parties.
Corporate sponsors gain from new collaboration opportunities, programme engagement, knowledge exchange, access to talent an innovation, and involvement with University of Cambridge’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.