September 25, 2018
19:00 - 20:30
191 Wood Lane
Too many founders are facing barriers in their funding journey.
We know the obstacles founders have had to overcome when seeking funding. We believe more needs to be done to make the fundraising process fairer across the board.
To start the conversation on the diversity of startups receiving investment in the UK and Ireland, Huckletree have launched their ‘Fairer Funding Now’ campaign supported by Crowdcube.
As part of that conversation, they are bringing together four thought leaders on the investment process to explore how we can make funding more diverse.
Panelists will include Kirsty Lang (BBC news reporter), Sara Palmer (Crowdcube), Laura Stebbing + Poppy Gay (co-founders of AccelerateHER).
Amongst others topics, our panellists will comment on the results of Huckletree’s national entrepreneur survey including:
* Only 15% of funding went to startups with a female founder in 2017
* Only 17% of black startup leaders think equal opportunities exist
* 28% of female startup leaders have faced discrimination