Female Founders Grant Competition

1 December 2022

Deadline: January 10, 2023

Techstart Ventures and Women in Business have opened for applications their Female Founders competition. This competition aims to support female entrepreneurs with a grant and business mentoring support directed towards exploring the viability and potential of their business idea.

Successful applicants will receive a grant of up to £35,000 from Techstart Ventures, and a business mentor through the Women in Business mentoring programme.

This competition is open to women with:

  • an exciting, novel idea
  • an established business looking to explore a new product or market

Eligible activities

Eligible activities for support include (but are not limited to):

  • concept or prototype development
  • market research
  • market validation
  • market testing
  • assessment of uniqueness of intellectual property
  • employment costs where a clear output will be delivered

Eligibility criteria

To apply for the Female Founders grant, the applicant must (among other things):

  • be resident in Northern Ireland
  • be a sole trader, partnership or limited company
  • have an innovative business idea

You can find details of the other criteria, and the application form here.

If you’re interested in this opportunity, a free information session will be held on Wednesday 7th December from 11am-12 noon. Book your place here.

Deadline to apply is Tuesday 10th January, 2023.


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