On May 28th 2014 we held an A-List political, business event in London, hosted by former Start Up Loans Chairman James Caan and Vince Cable, former Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills.
The event shone a spotlight on women in business, and featured interesting debate, conversation, and Q&A with guest speakers and successful female entrepreneurs, Shaa Wasmund (founder of Smarta.com), Kanya King (founder of the MOBO Awards) and Sahar Hashemi (co-founder of Coffee Republic and Skinny Candy).
In attendance were a range of female business owners, including many Start Up Loan recipients, to listen to the panel discussing why it is so important that women continue to start their own businesses. They also discussed the Start Up Loans scheme and how it a real achievement that 38% of its customers are women, much higher than the national average of women starting and growing businesses.
We have backed a huge range of businesses started by women in all sectors since the launch of the scheme in 2012. Look no further than our very own Start Up Loans ambassadors to see some of the fantastic companies flourishing, and meet the mumpreneurs who show it is possible to have children and your own business!