Women Entrepreneurs Investment Competition

01 December 2022


About this event

Join Innovate UK EDGE for our first Women Entrepreneurs Investment Competition on December 1st, 2022.

The winner of this competition will benefit from a £150k investment guaranteed by SFC Capital. *

This event will aim to showcase some of the best female start-ups and SME’s pitching their ideas live to a panel of experienced investors and entrepreneurs. In addition to observing live pitches, attendees will also learn what investors really look for when investing in new companies.

Following the competition there will be a networking session with angel investors and VCs in attendence. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet and interact with fellow entrepreneurs and investors in an engaging format.

To qualify to pitch to the panel, businesses must be innovative and either female founded or co-founded. If you wish to pitch, please submit your expression of interest by registering for the ‘Register your interest to pitch’ ticket type.

All genders are welcome to register their interest to attend.

Food and drinks will be available at the venue.

*Investment is subject to due diligence, investment committee sign off and SFC’s normal investment process.


17:30 – 18:00 || Arrival and networking

18:00 – 18:20 || Opening remarks and introductions

18:20 – 19:20 || 5 Start-up pitches (5 min pitch + 5 min Q&A)

19:20 – 19:30 || Refreshment break

19:30 – 19:40 || Competition results and closing announcements

19:40 – 20:20 || Networking with founders and investors

20:20 – 20:30 || Closing remarks

20:30 – 21:00 || Attendees are welcome to stay and continue their conversations

Investor panel

Adam Bev: Adam is a start-up founder and investor working with some of the UK’s fastest growing start-ups and most active VC funds. As a founder, Adam conceptualised and scaled a SaaS platform in the travel and hospitality space, raising Series A investment. As an investor, he delivered on 30+ investments as part of SFC Capital and Just Eat Ventures.

Remaining investors TBA

Start-ups pitching:

Start-ups TBA


Innovate UK EDGE is a key part of the UK innovation agency’s investment in innovative businesses that drive economic growth. We complement Innovate UK project funding with bespoke, specialist-led one to one support for ambitious businesses to help them grow and scale at pace.

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SFC Capital’s £150K investment prize for the winner of the competition is subject to terms and conditions.