Crowdfunding competition aimed at women offers £20,000 in cash prizes

 1 min | By Gill Oliver
 |  | Oct 12th 2019

A competition aimed at helping women make their business dreams a reality, is offering £20,000 in cash prizes.

 The winner will receive £10,000 with four runners-up scooping £5,000 or £2,500 plus plus a support package including coaching and help applying for grant funding.

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Crowdfunder’s BackHerBusiness campaign, which launched on October 9, is supported by NatWest Business.

To enter, women must explain their business idea in no more than 100 words. Entrants who make it through to the next stage of live crowdfunding will be announced on October 30.

Once these projects go live on Crowdfunder in November, they will receive a £50 pledge from BHB which is honoured if they can raise another £200 from a minimum of five supporters. A further £500 is up for grabs, if the project raises another £500 from 30 or more backers.

The five finalists will be announced on December 18. Closing date for entries is October 23. For more details and to enter, see:

About the Author

Gill Oliver

Gill Oliver is a professionally trained journalist who’s written for The New Statesman, The Bureau for Investigative Journalism, The Daily Mail’s business section This is Money, The Press Association, The Huffington Post plus a host of national magazines, news agencies and trade and industry journals. She’s also spent nine years reporting on the Oxfordshire business and tech scene for The Oxford Times and The Oxford Mail.

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