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Angels@Essex - Female Founders and Investors February 2022

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Join us for networking with the Angels@Essex Female Founders and Investors network, featuring guests Emma Blaylock, and Julie Pauley.

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Angels@Essex - Female Founders and Investors is a female-led network that helps female-led tech businesses to find the right investors. This initiative will offer support that addresses the specific needs, challenges and goals of female founders and investors. We welcome both parties into the inclusive Angels@Essex community. Look out for our regular monthly events and follow us on Twitter @AngelsEssexFFI

Angels@Essex embraces the Investing in Women Code. This is a commitment to support the advancement of female entrepreneurship in the United Kingdom by improving female entrepreneurs' access to tools, resources, and finance from the financial services sector. Angels@Essex is committed to making that vision a reality.


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Guest speaker: Julie Pauley, Innovate UK Edge

Innovate UK EDGE offer bespoke support that grows and scales innovative businesses

Innovate UK EDGE is a key part of the UK innovation agency’s investment in the innovative businesses that drive economic growth. It complements Innovate UK project funding with intensive, bespoke, specialist-led support for ambitious businesses.

High-potential, innovative businesses benefit from the skills and experience of a dedicated innovation and growth specialist to identify the most effective ways to accelerate its growth.

Offering fully funded support with from a range of innovation and growth specialists, Innovate UK EDGE brings a range of services to help ambitious, innovative SMEs scale and grow. Helping businesses:

  • Exploit innovation
  • Enter new markets
  • Source funding

To find out more about Innovate UK EDGE visit https://www.innovateukedge.ukri.org/


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Host: Lauren Gräeve- Enterprise Officer for Essex Startups.

Lauren has been part of the Essex Startups team for 2 and a half years. Working with students and graduates to help support them on their business startup journey.

Lauren is no stranger to the business world and has had an entrepreneurial mindset since a young age, from setting up as a freelance beauty therapist to a children’s entertainment company which she still runs alongside her work at the university.

Lauren is very passionate about creativity and embracing new and interesting concepts and always striving to support students startups.


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Host: Magda Mahdy - The Weave

Documentary & Creative wedding photographer living in a small coastal town called Leigh-on-sea in Essex, UK. Some fun and colourful facts about me: I’m a notorious travel freak; I’m a cat-obsessed coffee drinker - yes I am! For whatever reason I have a thing for all things pineapples. There is always a reason to laugh out loud, to have a party and to celebrate. Let's create the business and the life of our dreams! Let's do it together!

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University of Essex Enterprise Zone

As a University Enterprise Zone, we are designated by the Government as a centre for nurturing and supporting new digital and creative businesses. Our focus is on increasing business success and job creation by providing budding entrepreneurs with advice and practical support through webinars and 1-on-1 support from our UEZ team. This is paired with access to funding through our innovative equity investment platform, Angels@Essex. Whether you are an entrepreneur, an investor, or a student with a vision, we invite you to get involved.

Space to Grow

An innovative support programme, Space to Grow helps budding businesses get investment-ready.

Space to Grow provides businesses with access to webinars and specialist one-to-one support. Our team helps commercialise ideas and supports fundraising to grow your business. Learn more on the Space to Grow page, find out about the latest events, sign up to the Space to Grow newsletter, or get in touch directly at uez@essex.ac.uk.

Angels@Essex

An equity investment platform to help innovative businesses develop and grow.
Angels@Essex is a regulated, invitation-only equity investment platform that links angel investors to entrepreneurs with innovative ideas, fostering the growth of new and exciting disruptive technologies.

If you would like to receive an invitation to join, email uez@essex.ac.uk with your contact details to receive further information on how to invest or apply for funding. Or visit the Angels@Essex page and sign up to the Angels@Essex newsletter.

Angels@Essex - Female Founders and Investors

Angels@Essex - Female Founders and Investors is a female-led network that helps female-led tech businesses to find the right investors. This initiative will offer support that addresses the specific needs, challenges and goals of female founders and investors. We welcome both parties into the inclusive Angels@Essex community. Look out for our events and follow us on Twitter @AngelsEssexFFI

Angels@Essex embraces the Investing in Women Code. This is a commitment to support the advancement of female entrepreneurship in the United Kingdom by improving female entrepreneurs' access to tools, resources, and finance from the financial services sector. Angels@Essex is committed to making that vision a reality.

To catch-up with the latest from Angels@Essex - Female Founders and Investors, view the highlights from our latest session and listen to the Angels@Essex - Female Founders and Investors podcast.

View our Events Calendar to register for our upcoming Angels@Essex - Female Founders and Investors events.

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