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Search is on for Female Start-up of the Year

Enterprise Nation has announced the return of its annual search to crown the Female Start-up of the Year, one of the highlights of the Festival of Female Entrepreneurs.

With this year’s festival organised the small business network and business support provider – with support from TSB – returning to Bristol’s M-Shed on Friday, October 22, 2021, entries are now open for an award that not only celebrates a superstar start-up founder, but gives them access to business-boosting prizes.

Organisers are looking for entrants with a clear vision of their start-up’s direction – and ambitious plans for growth. Their company must be less than five years old and have a maximum of 10 employees.

Submit your application by 5pm on Wednesday September 22. Entrants will be whittled down to a shortlist of 10, with a public vote deciding the three finalists – each of whom will be invited to pitch live on the Festival of Female Entrepreneur’s stage in Bristol on Friday, October 22, 2021.

Previous winners include Jessica Heagren, founder of digital business marketplace That Works For Me and Molly Masters, founder of Books That Matter, the UK’s leading and largest book subscription portal.

Emma Jones, founder of Enterprise Nation, CBE, said: “This competition is a celebration of British female founders, awarding one lucky winner the prestigious title Female Start-up of the Year 2021 and a bundle of business boosting prizes.

“The past 18 months have been challenging for many businesses but entrepreneurs are optimistic by nature and we’ve been overwhelmed by the determination and resilience shown by the small business community. This is why this year’s celebration of the entrepreneurial spirit is even more essential”.

Submit your application by September 22 here –

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