April #FemaleTechFounder Night – Full lineup of speakers confirmed!

Thrilled to announce the full lineup of speakers for April’s #FemaleTechFounder Night, only the third ever event.

Join us at Federation House, Manchester on Tuesday 9 April to hear four female tech founders and co-founders share their entrepreneurial journeys, celebrate recent successes and share what they’re excited about next.

The event kicks off with drinks and networking at 6pm, sponsored by the lovely people at ThoughtWorks, followed by a Q&A panel discussion on raising funding. After this comes four lightning talks featuring our fantastic founders and a Q&A panel with all four speakers at the end. It should finish around 8:30pm.

Tickets are going fast, grab yours on Eventbrite. It’s free to attend but registration is required.

Oh, and please let us know what you’d like to know about raising funding by voting in this quick poll. No registration required.

And you can now keep up to date on all things #FemaleTechFounder by following @TechFemale on Twitter.


Gemma McCall (@Gezzabelle) Co-Founder, Culture Shift
Nicola Weedall, Founder, Autopaid
Laura Beattie (@laurajbeattie), Co-Founder, Careaux
Viv Parry (@vivjparry), Founder, Be Amazing Ltd

Q&A Host: Claire-Marie Boggiano (@CMBoggiano), director, Lurig Ltd

Also joining us for the Q&A panel discussion on funding is:

Chloe Barrett (@DigidentistryCB), Founder, DigiDentistry
Heather Waters (@heatherwaters15), Strategic Lead Growth Business Support, NatWest

About Gemma McCall
Gemma is co-founder of Culture Shift. Its first product is Report + Support, a web platform which enables the anonymous reporting of bullying & harassment.

About Nicola Weedall
Nicola is founder of Autopaid. SMEs send Autopaid™ Invoices to their customers and get paid 95-97% of the value the day an invoice is sent.

About Laura Beattie
Laura Beattie is co-founder of Careaux. Careaux is a luxury ethical British womenswear brand founded by sisters, Laura and Rachel. Careaux recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for their acclaimed dresses.

About Viv Parry
Ambitious forward thinking Chartered Accountant and business owner working at board level in a portfolio of businesses across sectors, Viv is founder of Be Amazing Ltd.

About our Q&A Host, Claire-Marie Boggiano
Claire-Marie Boggiano is Director & Coach at Lurig Change & Development. She is a Chartered Engineer and Head of Diversity at the IoD North West. She supports women in business and in STEM. She specialises in working with individuals and organisations in transition.

Claire-Marie believes coaching and mentoring helps people get from A to B quicker than they would on their own. She loves breaking eggs, building gladiators and making connections.

About Chloe Barrett
A woman of many talents, Chloe has been a professional dressage rider, winning many competitions and obtaining sponsorships, a dental professional, lecturer and director and is now on her second start up. Awarded Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2018, she previously built a dental education company but created DigiDentistry to save costs, time and target all learning domains.

About Heather Waters
Heather is Strategic Lead Growth Business Support at NatWest. NatWest recently launched an innovative crowdfunding ‘Back Her Business’ initiative to support female entrepreneurs across the UK.

Dietary Requirements
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