May #FemaleTechFounder Night – On pitch training and investor readiness

We’re gearing up for the next #FemaleTechFounder Night at Federation House, Manchester on Tuesday 14 May and tickets are flying off the shelves – over 30% have gone already!

Not registered? Get yours now, the last two events sold out! It’s free to attend but registration is required.

We’ve asked what you want to know at the event via Twitter (follow @TechFemale for updates) and how to pitch effectively appears to be high on the list, according to this poll.

The results are certainly interesting and have sparked off some great discussion on Twitter: is knowing how to pitch more important than knowing how much equity to offer? Do weigh in by voting, or replying to the tweets!

It’s been fantastic to see your responses and so we’re continuing with our quest to find out what you’d like to hear more of at the event which kicks off with a Q&A panel discussion on what investors expect from a founder.

We’ve asked the speakers for this panel to get involved by sending over some poll questions, thank you Naomi Timperley (@naomitimperley), Chair of investment platform Capital Pilot, James Bedford (@jamesbedford140), Head of Investment Partnerships, Tech Nation and Jessica Jackson (@jessandthehive), Investment Director at GC Angels for these brilliant questions.

Please take a minute to vote in the quick polls (no registration required).

You can also vote by clicking on the tweets below to visit the polls.

The first is quite direct about pitching, do you want to know more? Let us know by voting and we’ll take action for future events.

The second poll digs a little deeper to understand perceptions of what investors expect from a founder. Do you know what it takes to impress an investor? Let us know by voting.

The third poll seeks to understand what you already know about the investment funding space. Who do you go to if you want to raise £1 million? Let us know by voting.

The fourth poll explores the reasons behind a reticence to consider debt financing. Is this linked to the documented differences in the perception of risk by female entrepreneurs? Let us know by voting.

The final poll simply asks, would you consider debt financing as an option for raising finance? Let us know by voting.

Up for speaking at this event?

Are you a woman in tech with a story to tell around a project, product or idea? We still have a couple of speaker slots available, do get in touch by filling in this form!

We welcome nominations… feel free to recommend a speaker on Twitter by tweeting them and mentioning @TechFemale.

Give us feedback!

We welcome your thoughts and feedback about the event before it happens.

We’re shaping the format of the #FemaleTechFounder series of events based on feedback from the community. We’ve only had three events so far so your input is invaluable in making sure we’re nurturing a helpful and supportive community that people, founders or not, want to be a part of.

Have any suggestions or queries? Please get in touch with comments or feedback by posting for free on our question board. You can post anonymously.

Oh, and if you haven’t registered to attend already, you can do that here.