Dynamic Dozen Pitch to Dundee Business Experts
Published on 15 March 2019
A group of 12 ambitious businesswomen pitched their ideas to a panel of local business experts today (Friday 15 March 2019).
The event marked the finale of the women’s participation in the Coca-Cola 5by20 Dundee FastTRACK to Business Success Programme, a one week programme covering the fundamentals of business.
Today, the support panel of 19 local experts specialising in areas such as finance, hospitality, social media and public relations, heard presentations from the women, who made a case for their business support needs.
They were offered guidance, advice and contacts to help them pursue their ideas which covered everything from golf and pilates businesses, to hypnotherapy and holiday lets.
Angie Foreman, Programme Director commented, “The day was filled with nerves and excitement but support panel members left feeling inspired and motivated in the knowledge that their contribution helped make these women’s dreams become a reality. Similarly, the day was of huge value to the women themselves, who now have some important nuggets of advice, contacts and ideas from panel members, many of whom started their own business, to help them take their business to the next level.”
Launched in 2010, Coca-Cola 5by20 is a global initiative with one purpose – to enable the economic empowerment of five million women by 2020. Run in over 60 countries around the world, Dundee is the only city in Western Europe to host the programme. In less than two years, the programme has supported 110 women, 63 of whom have launched their own business and 29 of whom continue to grow their business. Furthermore, 44 new jobs have been created, alongside over 30 volunteer opportunities. There are currently 30 mentors, male and female, including entrepreneurs, consultants, academics and business people from a range of sectors.