Female entrepreneurs get a better deal in Britain - but there's still room for improvement

Britain is one of the best places for women to succeed as entrepreneurs, but is still lagging behind other European countries like France and Germany.

by Ian Wylie
Last Updated: 04 Jun 2014

The UK is ranked 7th out of 30 countries in a Gender-Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index (GEDI) the Gender-GEDI index commissioned by PC maker Dell and published yesterday  The research shows that 75% of countries included in the survey were not meeting the minimum requirements to foster female entrepreneurship. 

As part of our inaugural MT Live 2014 conference taking place on June 25th, we’re offering entrepreneurial MBA students - of either sex - the chance to win mentoring and PR support by pitching their idea to our audience of CEOs, directors and entrepreneurs. (Speakers at the conference include Sainsbury’s CEO Justin King, Facebook’s European boss, Nicola Mendelsohn and serial entrepreneur Luke Johnson.)

Three MBA students will be selected as finalists to present their business ideas in just five minutes.  And the winner will receive a feature story in Management Today, press release and advice from Four Colman Getty and an hour’s worth of mentoring and coaching from experienced and successful entrepreneurs.

To enter, simply tell us your business idea in no more than 500 words.  Your 500 words should include answers to the following questions: What is the problem you are solving? How are you solving the problem? Who are you solving it for?

How is your solution different from what is already available? And why you?

Email your 500-word document to pitchit@haymarket.com by midnight on June 7th. We’ll let you know by June 14th if you are one of our three finalists. 

Full details, terms and conditions are available here.


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