Leading female founders to attend V&A pitch event

Elizabeth Pirrie, CEO of AccelerateHER

SOME of Scotland’s most innovative female-led businesses will take centre stage at Dundee’s V&A Museum later this week at an event hosted by AccelerateHER.

The AccelerateHER Showcase, taking place on Thursday, 14 March, will feature 14 exceptional female founders who will present an overview of their companies and pitch for potential investment to an invited audience.

Key sponsors supporting the event include Scottish National Investment Bank (SNIB) and British Business Bank (BBB). SNIB’s Executive Director, Nicola Douglas, and BBB’s Senior Manager, Barry McCulloch, will also attend the gathering where they will take part in a fireside with AccelerateHER CEO, Elizabeth Pirrie.

The Showcase is designed to celebrate and promote some of Scotland’s leading female founded businesses and to help them raise growth investment.

The businesswomen showcasing their companies at the event include Aleksandra Czech-Selecka of VanFill; Carmen Cumminsky (FOMO); Carolyn Hogg (Cascade Water Products); Genna Masterton (Gifted Kind); Eliza Ralph (Spectral Wrender); Nicole Christie (Tax Torch); Karen Robinson (Three Robins); Janis Roddie (Everyday People); Sacha Wright (Practest); Gemma Stuart (Gutsy Health); Sarah Nutt (Rosa Lifestyle); Nyasha Mutembwa (Your Choice Yearbooks); Zoe Russell (Rethink Carbon); and Amina Okhai (Brain Innovation).

As event hosts, AccelerateHER will bring together its UK-wide network of business mentors and investors further leveraging on its experience as an organisation centred on accelerating growth for female-founded businesses. Angel investors from its sister company Investing Women Angels will be among those attending the event.

Elizabeth Pirrie, CEO of AccelerateHER, said: “We are delighted to be bringing together 14 inspiring female founders at our AccelerateHER Showcase this week. These businesses cover a broad range of key industry sectors with many focused on innovative solutions to major societal challenges including improving health, widening financial accessibility and tackling climate change.

“We are delighted to have the support of SNIB and BBB as our key sponsors for what promises to be an unforgettable showcase designed to celebrate innovation and champion the next generation of female leaders.”

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