London Business Accelerator: Empowering Women in Business

London Business Hub business services are support by Mayor of London and part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Delivered by Bayes Business School (formerly Cass), the London Business Accelerator cohort 5 invites London’s brightest female leaders to supercharge their business and accelerate growth.

Supported by the Mayor of London, this free and intensive two-month programme of virtual and in-person events offers 30 high-growth potential, female-led businesses the opportunity to unleash their leadership potential, boost productivity and take their business to the next level.

Please note your business needs to have a minimum turnover of £250,000 to apply for the programme.

What are the programme dates?

Will be delivered over two months, consisting of six modules held virtually and in-person.

Please ensure you are available for the following dates before applying:

  • Welcome to the Programme & Attendee Introductions (In-Person)
    Thursday 11 November 2021, 09:00 – 10:00
  • Module 1: Review of Business Practices (In-Person)
    Thursday 11 November 2021, 10:00 – 17:00 (with break)
  • Module 2: Digital Adaptation (Virtual)
    Tuesday 16 November 2021, 10:00 – 15:30 (with break)
  • Module 3: Investment Finance (Virtual)
    Wednesday 24 November 2021, 10:00 – 15:30 (with break)
  • Module 4: Leadership & Management (Virtual)
    Tuesday 30 November 2021, 09:00 – 17:00 (with break)
  • Module 5: Innovation (Virtual)
    Friday 10 December 2021, 10:00 – 15:30 (with break)
  • Module 6: Tailored Growth Plan (In-Person)
    Tuesday 14 December 2021, 09:00 – 17:00 (with break)

Accelerator location

The modules will be held both virtually and in-person in a location in Vauxhall, London – the postcode will be disclosed to successful applicants one week before the event.

Cost: FREE

Is your business eligible?

The London Business Hub programme is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, as a result, a range of data points must be collected to assess your company’s eligibility for the event. To be eligible to attend, businesses must be:

  • Be small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) according to the European SME definition.
  • Be a London business based in any of the 33 boroughs.
  • Be registered in the UK.
  • Not be “Undertaking in Difficulty” as defined here (please see question 17).
  • Have not received more than €200,000 in public funds over the last 3 fiscal years.

In addition, the following pre-requisites qualify you for the programme:

  • You are female and in a decision-making position within your business.
  • Your business turnover is at least £250k.
  • You have high growth or turnaround ambitions for your business.
  • You are available to attend all six virtual module dates.

Applications are now closed.

The London Business Hub business support programme is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

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