#FemaleTechFounder Night: an online event at Leeds Digital Festival

Join us at the next #FemaleTechFounder Night on Monday 27 April, taking place across the Pennines as part of the online Leeds Digital Festival where a panel of female tech founders and co-founders join forces to tell their stories, celebrate successes and share what they’re looking forward to next.

Please note: This event is not just for women!

Everyone interested in tech, startups and everything that goes into creating products users love is invited!

Running from 6pm-8pm on Monday 27 April, it kicks off with a Q&A panel discussion on winning with your startup in spite of the global lockdown due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

After the opening Q&A comes lightning talks by two amazing founders and an audience Q&A panel with all speakers at the end. The event should finish around 8pm.

Join us and hear from Lauren Riley (@MissLaurenRiley), founder and CEO, The Link App (@TheLinkAppHQ), Emma Hopkinson-Spark (@bluebell_emma), Chief of Staff at 101 Ways (@101wayshq), Georgia Halston (@georgiahalston), founder, Halston Marketing (@HalstonMarketin), co-founder at @RegTechTalks_UKGeseth Garcia (@GesethGarcia), co-founder and Director of projects & learning, Near-Life (@NearLifeTech) and Rachel Morgan-Trimmer (@sparkleclass), Consultant, Sparkle Class. Host: Claire-Marie Boggiano (@CMBoggiano), director, Lurig Ltd

It is free to attend but registration is required.

How does this online event work?

You may be wondering how to get involved.

You can get involved in three ways: you can sign up to attend the event on Zoom (it’s free), you can join the community on Slack and you can also send in questions for our speakers.

1. Register for the online #FemaleTechFounder Night

To attend #FemaleTechFounder Night, simply sign up by providing an email address. Details for logging on to the event, which is being delivered as a webinar on Zoom, will be emailed to you.

2. Connect with the community

To connect with others attending before and after the event, please join the Female Tech Founder Slack group we have recently set up.

3. Send in your questions

We also have a question board ready for the social Q&A and social engagement taking place before, during and after the event and we’d like you to send in your questions for our speakers before 12 noon on Monday 27 April.

We are especially keen to hear from any founders worried about the impact the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is having on funding.  Anonymous questions are welcome: to send one in simply click on the purple Post Anonymously button at the top of the question board.

We will be posing your questions to the speakers during the webinar, with the question board updated in real-time with your responses.

We will also be running some quick polls ahead of the event. Please take a moment to vote below, no registration required. Thank you for your valuable insights, you are supporting the startup community at this critical time.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, I have concerns about the commercial viability of my startup. Don’t know who to ask for help. Vote

I’d like to know how to pivot my startup in the uncertain business conditions brought on by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Vote

I’d like to hear from someone who can advise me on how to keep my startup cashflow positive during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Vote

I’m concerned I’ll have to quit my startup due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Vote

I’m concerned about my startup surviving the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic but I don’t know what government scheme applies to me. Vote

I have received funding for my startup but I’m concerned I am no longer able to fulfil the terms due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Vote

I would like to know how to furlough myself – I have a startup – but unsure if the same rules apply. Vote