Yes You Can is a free female enterprise programme to support women along the idea, start up and growth stage of their business journey.

Entrepreneurship is the backbone of the Northern Irish economy, and female start ups have the potential to add over £7 billion to the NI economy which is why Women in Business is funding this programme, alongside sponsorship from Belfast City Council.

Yes You Can begins in September 2022 and we would love to know if you want to get involved in starting or growing your business alongside the support of like-minded women.

 

Have a look at what it is all about…

There are 4 separate strands of the programme to help women with the challenges and opportunities at different stages of owning their business. 

Imagine It
We have 6 exclusive full day bootcamps for 20 women who are in need of some guidance when it comes to pursuing their business idea – can you Imagine It? The bootcamp will take place across different locations in Northern Ireland as we inspire change, confidence and communication for you as an entrepreneur.
Explore It
A hybrid 4 month long programme for 30 female entrepreneurs who are in the idea stage or early trading stages of business. With on going support, you will be guided on how to put what you learn into practice through Business Start training, Digital Marketing training, Peer Advisory Groups and 1:1 Buddy Support.
Grow It
The opportunity for 30 female founders to take time out from their business - to think, analyse and plan with other entrepreneurs, as you learn from each other to stimulate creative business ideas in Belast & NI wide locations.
£20K Pitching Competition

A platform for female entrepreneurs, from across Northern Ireland, to pitch their business idea. This pitching competition allows 6 finalists to be in with the chance of winning £3,000 for their business. These finalists will then be invited to take part in a final live pitch, at the Women in Business All Island Female Entrepreneurs Conference, Oct 2022. Where they will have the opportunity to win a further £2,000 and press coverage on their success.

Imagine It

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£20k Pitching Competition

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Grow it

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Explore It

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Educational Partners

Belfast Met Queens Uni Ulster Uni