Birmingham is fortunate enough to benefit from a growing vibrant technology community. As a founder, you often feel alone, but you never are; there’s a ton of support out there that’s available and useful. This workshop will go over some top tips on how to map out and access your ecosystem, who to reach out to, how to get your foot in the door, and what conversations will be valuable for you.
The session is brought to you by Margaret Anne and Perdie, Co-Founders of Spice Startups who have done exactly this. After working in the London tech ecosystem for over 8 years between them, they’ve gone on to build communities in other UK cities, growing relationships, and helping founders take advantage of the vast amount of support available.
Our headline sponsor
NatWest is the UK’s biggest supporter of SMEs, and as part of this we are committed to removing barriers and providing more opportunities to help companies grow. Our services include traditional bank lending, bespoke support for entrepreneurs, and working with a range of partners across sectors to ensure businesses thrive.
Enterprise is central to our purpose-led strategy, and we have developed a range of programmes to enable business owners to succeed. We have over 500 accredited Women in Business specialists across the UK and have supported more than 19,000 entrepreneurs through our Business Builder and Accelerator programme. Our Dream Bigger initiative has been created to encourage young women in UK secondary schools to consider STEM subjects and Entrepreneurship as a career option.
NatWest’s Business Builder and Entrepreneur Accelerator programmes are offered free of charge to support the crucial Tech segment, helping these businesses start, scale and succeed. Our Accelerator was recently voted the Number 1 Accelerator for Growth in the UK, by independent consultancy Beauhurst.