The Startup Race hosts a trio of Scaleup events focused on

SCOTLAND, United Kingdom, Nov. 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Startup Race, a UK-based startup acceleration program, announced today that it will hold three events on November 28 at the Glynhill hotel in Renfrew, near Glasgow, focused on connecting and empowering women business owners, encouraging women-led businesses to grow and demystifying what it means to be an angel investor. Programming is supported in partnership with the League of Entrepreneurs, Mint Ventures and the Women’s Business Centre.

“Our mission is to help more women grow their businesses and to do that we need to democratize angel investing and make it more accessible to women,” said Gillian Fleming, CEO of Mint Ventures. “Women are 50% more likely to back other women, and it’s a myth that you have to be rich to be an angel investor. Our minimum investment amount per person is £2,000. For too long, women have been underrepresented and underfunded when it comes to early stage equity investing. We are delighted to be collaborating with The Startup Race and the Scottish Tech Ecosystem on initiatives to address these challenges, supporting the success of UK women entrepreneurs.

All three November 28 programs are free to all attendees and focus on sales and marketing, board governance, and fundraising for entrepreneurs. The sessions are designed for professional support organizations in the entrepreneurship ecosystem to bring together both entrepreneurs and investors.

The UK-based Startup Race is a hackathon and acceleration program dedicated to proving that sales and revenue are the true benchmark of a successful startup, rather than the initial pitch. Upon entering the Accelerator, participants had access to the world’s best Lean Startup resources to validate their thinking, develop their business model and personal profile to attract co-founders.

“Female investors have a particularly keen eye for good companies, so we’re thrilled to host this event to connect them with strong startups and entrepreneurs,” said James Shoemark, co-founder of The Startup Race. “These events will help build connectivity between women investors and women founders, and it’s an honor to help facilitate that.”

For more information on The Startup Race, visit: www.TheStartupRace.com.

ABOUT MINT VENTURES
Launched in 2021 and spun off from research by Women’s Enterprise Scotland, Mint Ventures is a business angel network that invests in diverse women-led businesses. It was created to democratize angel investing by educating women about investment opportunities and connecting female angel investors with purpose-driven businesses. For more information about Mint Ventures, please visit: https://www.mintventures.co.uk.

ABOUT THE STARTUP RACE
The UK-based Startup Race is a hackathon and accelerator program dedicated to proving that sales and revenue are the true benchmark of a successful startup, rather than the initial pitch. The event and the business itself are the product of a young entrepreneur asking Mr. James Shoemark in 2014, how the startup process could be gamified. Mr. Shoemark decided that a business competition using the pirated metrics (AARRR as popularized by Dave McLure) of acquisition, activation, retention, referral and revenue as a benchmark for ambition, competition and growth could be the answer. He quickly teamed up with Michael Clouser, a former Silicon Valley VC, and other Edinburgh-based entrepreneurs and investors to partner with him in this new venture to support fast-growing startups in the UK. And in the world. The first £10,000 seed race will run until autumn 2022, when a winner will be announced and will receive the £10,000 cash prize. Once this Starter Race is complete, they will partner with Scottish investors to run a £300,000 Starter Race and then an International £1,000,000 Starter Race. For more information on The Startup Race, visit: WWW.TheStartupRace.com.

  • Mint Ventures works with The Startup Race, which organizes a trio of Scaleup events focused on women business owners and investors

  • Mint Ventures works with The Startup Race, which organizes a trio of Scaleup events focused on women business owners and investors


        

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