#FemaleTechFounder at Leeds Digital Festival – Sept 2021

In case you missed it, the next Female Tech Founder event is taking place as part of the Leeds Digital Festival!

Fancy joining us on Wed 22 Sept, 12-1:30pm? Register now!

Read on for more details.

Are you fascinated by turning ideas into tech products?

Do you enjoy hearing startup founders tell their stories?

Teaching yourself to code? Want to change the world through tech?

Then this free online event is for you!

Join us at 12 noon on Wednesday 22 September at the next #FemaleTechFounder event as 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!

It kicks off with a Q&A panel discussion on the important topic of optimising cashflow and getting paid with Nicola Weedall, founder, Hydr. Hydr helps small businesses manage their cashflow with fully digital onboarding, funding decisions in real time, transparent terms and fixed fees and is partnered with global small business platform Xero.

After the opening Q&A comes a lightning talk by an amazing founder and an audience Q&A panel with all speakers at the end. We will also fit in a healthy amount of networking so come ready to mingle!

The event should finish around 1:30pm.

Speakers confirmed so far:

Nicola Weedall (@nic_mills1984), Founder, Hydr

Becky Baker (@BeckyBaker02), founder, K9 Nation

Becky Baker is the founder of K9 Nation, an app that brings together a community of dog owners and dog-friendly business owners in a dual marketplace platform.

As a first-time entrepreneur, Becky has a background in software product management and project management within the legal industry. Used to working with large development teams Becky has a great track record with stakeholder management and is well versed in the agile development methodology.

Nicola leads business operations, product and user experience at Hydr. 

Nicola is a fintech expert with a career in lending and invoice finance, starting at GE Capital as a client and service lead. She moved into fintech start-ups, driven by a desire to work in solutions-led, agile environments where she could challenge briefs and ‘ask the questions that no one else would’.

Nicola felt passionately that the right digital product could completely revolutionise invoice finance for small businesses. This fueled her idea to build a best-in-class digital proposition with Co-founder, Hector Macandrew, designed to help small businesses grow and thrive on their own terms.

Nicola is a proud Mancunian and vocal about getting more women into technology as well as championing entrepreneurs and the growing technology scene in Greater Manchester.