BAME female founders incubator

A 5-month programme to help BAME female-led businesses build the foundation of their businesses and strategise for growth.

Mission

We help underrepresented female founders get the skills, tools and resources they need to grow their businesses.

In partnership with:

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“I wish to thank The Female Founders Programme for creating a space for learning, empowerment, reflection and creativity, to take GLOBAL7 to amazing successful levels. The support from the team and mentorship programme by J.P. Morgan has been amazing. I feel confident and inspired about my business.”

Medina Ashabi Ajikawo – Founder, Global 7

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Outcome of the programme

During the incubator you will

Build up your pitching skills:

Most of us have a fear of public speaking and holds us back as founders. We’ll work with you to build up your confidence and get you pitching your business to potential partners and investors.

Get clarity on your business growth strategies:

By the end of the programme you’ll have mapped out how to grow every aspect of your business from your customer base to your operations.

Create a step by step growth plan:

It takes more than a vision to grow, you need to plan effectively and make the right moves. We’ll help you determine what those moves should be for your business.

Learn how to financially plan for scale:

The cost structure that worked when you had 10 customers won’t work the same when you have 1000. We’ll help you make the most out of your finances and plan for the future.

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“The Hatch Female Founders Accelerator was the boost and support I needed to grow my business. It gave me the courage and confidence to take my business to unprecedented new levels.”

Sukhi Jutla – Co-founder & COO, MarketOrders
Sukhi graduated from FFA in July 2018. She is the winner of 3 awards this year.

Selection Criteria (Who should apply)

This is the programme for you if:

  • You’re from a BAME background
  • You already have a few customers and you’re ready to get more
  • You’re full-time, or almost full-time on your business
  • You use tech to boost the potential of your business
  • You’ve been running your business for less than 2 years
  • You want to connect with other ambitious women

If you suit the criteria, please apply by completing the application form below:

Applications now open
Application deadline: 14th October 2018

 

Venue:  Academy London

The programme’s value is over £5000. Thanks to our partners, we are able to offer this programme to BAME female founders for £150.

Apply by 14oct

Not a BAME female founder?

Explore our other programmes here.

Curriculum Roadmap

Our programme doesn’t just take place in a classroom, during the week you’ll be in contact with our team as we share content for you to read and learn from.

Session 1: Your Brand, Your Values

  1. Develop a mission statement for the business that reflects what your company does well
  2. Amplify your business by creating a compelling brand story
  3. Understand the values of your business and identify its unique selling point
  4. Create a plan to implement your unique selling point in customer facing areas of your business

Session 2: Customer Development

  1. Understand the premise of customer persona development
  2. Identify your different customers segments and their attributes
  3. Map customer relationships and how those relationships reflect your company values (positively or negatively)
  4. Develop and strategise the implementation of a customer relations policy
  5. Create a needs breakdown of your customers segments

Reading week

This is a private study week to give you some time to internalise all the information you received in weeks 1 and 2.

During this week, you will receive compulsory reading as well as access resources tailored to your stage of business as specified by you specifically.

Based on the information you share with us during the application process, as well as the information you share with our facilitator or in your post-session feedback questionnaires, we will create folders of content that will help you grow your businesses.

Session 3: Financial Strategy

  1. Identify key methods to expand your revenue opportunities
  2. Develop a customer benefit analysis that relates directly to pricing products
  3. Develop a pricing strategy for your business
  4. Understand different business growth strategies based on price and efficiency
  5. Develop a cost strategy and breakdown for your business that will help you grow to 50K turnover

Session 4: Business Strategy Development

  1. Determine what you need to do to build up the value proposition of your business
  2. Develop a business growth strategy based on customer experience and social impact
  3. Learn how to collect and utilise customer feedback effectively
  4. Develop a strategy to acquire key resources and apply them effectively to your business goals
  5. Create a resource map, that includes partners, experts, mentors and influencers, that will help you solve particular problems you’re experiencing in your business

Reading week

This is a private study week to give you some time to internalise all the information you received in weeks 3 and 4.

During this week, you will receive access resources tailored to your stage of business and to you specifically.

Based on the information you share with us during the application process, as well as the information you share with our facilitator or in your post-session feedback questionnaires, we will create personalised folders of content that will help you grow your businesses.

Session 5: Public Relations and Partnerships

  1. Understand the key difference between direct and indirect competitors
  2. Learn how to identify potential partners
  3. Develop stakeholder proposals (for the press, and potential partners)
  4. Identify people, places (online and offline), and things you can use to boost brand reputation and awareness
  5. Understand how to use influencers to grow your customer base
  6. Develop a proposal for a low hanging fruit partner, that could be highly influential for the growth of your business

Demo Day

Demo your business in-front of potential partners

These will be confirmed in the second week of October.

Key Events

Launch event (5th Oct): We partnered with YSYS to host an event that celebrates BAME female founders that are making it their mission to make London a startup friendly place for underrepresented females, watch the video below.

Info webinar (8th Oct): Watch as our programme manager talks you through the application process, the programme and answers questions you may have.

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So far Hatch Enterprise have helped over 400 entrepreneurs. Started in 2013 to address the need for localised business support, Hatch delivers dedicated enterprise support programmes in South London aimed at helping to develop, grow and sustain local businesses. To date, over 82% of people taking part in their flagship Hatch Incubator programme are still running their business, reporting overall revenue growth of 50% year on year.

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