Aspire to Inspire

26/05/2010 14:00 - 17:15

Venue : DLA Piper, Princes Square, Leeds LS1 4BY

Post code : LS1 4BY

Aspire to Inspire - Did you know that there is a growth capital fund able to support women-led businesses within a wide range of business sectors? Many women led businesses could benefit from external capital to finance their growth and should not be deterred from raising capital from outside investors to do so.
The Aspire Fund was established with the objective of increasing the number of successful women led businesses in the UK. The Fund is able to make equity investments of between £100k and £1m, on a co-investment basis, in order to strengthen business growth. A key element of the fund will be to seek to improve the linkage between those providing funding and those providing investment readiness support; which is where Connect Yorkshire fits in.
Connect Yorkshire is working with The Aspire Fund Manager, Capital for Enterprise Ltd, and UK Resource Centre for Women to promote the fund amongst female entrepreneurs in the region. Guests who attend this event will hear from inspiring speakers including representatives from The Aspire Fund, North Star Equity and a special guest speaker.
There will be a chance for you to ask questions and network over afternoon tea. Hear from key note speaker Lisa Kendrick inspiring story about building a business and of how Liquid Accounts, specialists in on-line accounting systems, has recently won backing from the UK government Aspire Fund, in a funding round totalling £770,000.
Find out more on Wednesday 26th May at DLA Piper Offices, Leeds. To register please visit: http://www.connectyorkshire.org/?page=events. Places at the event are limited.

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