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Women in FinTech Global Initiative

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With a thriving ecosystem and international talent pool, the UK is the leading global FinTech hub. The UK Government, regulators and industry have joined forces to create and develop the right atmosphere to stimulate and sustain the growth of this fast paced and thriving sector.

Today the UK has the largest number of FinTech companies in Europe and digital tech companies in London are the most connected in Europe, second only to Silicon Valley.

With over 76,500 people working within the industry, and 17 of the top 50 FinTech firms worldwide based here there is no better place to build your business. 

The Women in FinTech Global Initiative aims to bring more female entrepreneurs to the UK and  help make the UK’s FinTech ecosystem more diverse.

The initiative has three pillars:

  • create an opportunity for likeminded women to meet and to inspire, advise and mentor each other
  • connect female entrepreneurs with a supportive investment community that understands the challenges women face
  • provide valuable scaling guidance by working with accelerators and incubators to offer women support through their programmes

NatWest is the first company to partner with DIT, providing female entrepreneurs  with the opportunity to apply for a fully-funded accelerator programme which can provide up to 18 months of support. NatWest offers bespoke coaching, learning, workshops and free office space at one of their sites across the UK.

A number of international female founders or co-founders have already volunteered to be mentors for this initiative. These are women who chose to start or scale their businesses in the UK and can offer the benefit of their experience and networks to aspiring female founders looking to do the same.

VCs and investors supporting the initiative include Motive Partners, Anthemis Group and Octopus Ventures.

Contact one of our expert FinTech advisers to see how you can grow your business in the UK.

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