£1.5m project hopes to boost female entrepreneurs into overseas markets

University of East London seeks female-led small and medium-sized businesses for two year scheme

The University of East London (UEL) is hoping to encourage female entrepreneurs to go global through its £1.5m project Make It Global.

Running until August 2014, Make it Global is designed to provide workshops and country-specific events to 250 women-led small and medium-sized businesses.

Funded by the European Regional Development Fund, the two year project is seeking London-based female run businesses with under 250 staff and a turnover of less than …50m to apply for their opportunity to receive guidance for expanding overseas.

Delivered in partnership with the European Business and Innovation Centre Network (EBN), Newham College of Further Education and Kingston University, the project also provides female entrepreneurs with networking opportunities with international businesses.

Selena Bolingbroke, UEL pro vice-chancellor commented: “Without question, the one thing that has hindered women-led SMEs from exploring this avenue in the past has been the lack of support and specialist advice.

Make it Global will make up for this knowledge gap and provide our female entrepreneurs with that all-important practical advice about how they can make the transition to go international with their business.”

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