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November 30, 2017

On Oct 30th, Blooms London, London's first female-focused workspace opened its doors to the public.

We are super grateful for the support of BLOOM Gin and Momentous Photobooth to make the launch event a memorable and fun experience:

BLOOM Gin is a light and floral London Dry Gin, inspired by the true beauty of nature. It was created by Joanne Moore, one of the world's first female Gin Master Distillers at the oldest gin distillery G&J - a brand match in heaven!

Momentous Photobooth harnesses class leading cameras and software to forge unforgettable moments into...

April 10, 2017

In this female founders interview at Huckletree, we sat down with Renée and Roberta to hear all about their journey to building bigger and bolder businesses. To follow-up on the tips they gave out at our PowerWomen Chat, check out the event recap here!

What did you want to be when you were a teenager?

Roberta: I had no clue. I didn’t have an ideal career when I was a teenager… I think technology always attracted me and this feeling that I could use technology to create something new. That’s why I based everything on tech.

Renée: I had no idea. I didn’t know unti...

March 10, 2017

We've already recapped this month's PowerWomen Chat on the Business of Fashion here, but in our female founders interview at Huckletree we got the chance to hear directly from Tina and Kristy about their industry breakthroughs and how they used fashion to create their own voice.

What did you want to become when you were a teenager?

Tina Lobondi: I always wanted to be a fashion designer. I used to draw quite a lot, almost every day. I had books of drawings, but it never occurred to me that this could be a job or career… I just wanted something that would keep me...

March 8, 2017

As part of our PowerWomen Chat series at Huckletree, this month we focused on the Business of Fashion. Buyers and investors in the fashion industry are almost always looking for the latest trends, and for designers this means constantly pushing the envelope and searching for new ways to build their brand. What creates a buzz? How to choose the right team? These two women provide their insight on the industry and the strategies they used to tailor their fashion businesses.

Key Takeaways

  • Look outside of the traditional business of fashion when it comes to fun...

February 10, 2017

This week marked our second PowerWomen Chat. We sat down with two female entrepreneurs to learn the ropes of Fundraising for Early Stage Startups. What’s a good amount to raise? How to find the right investor? These two PowerWomen, one a business owner and the other an investor, share their approach to it all.

Key Takeaways

  • Get the best of both worlds! Think like both an investor AND a business owner.

  • It’s okay not to know everything about fundraising. Distributing the work between you, a cofounder, or a team, can make things a lot easier.

  • Keep yo...

January 14, 2017

This month we kicked off our PowerWomen Chat event series, which will feature up close and personal conversations with leading women in entrepreneurship, business, and investment. Our topic for this month was Impact Investing. What really is impact? How do we find the right impact investors? These two women share more about their roles and visions for helping female founders build successful investment-worthy businesses.

P.S. We also celebrated the UK launch of the book Integrated Investing-- Impact Investing with Head, Heart, Body & Soul!

Key Takeaways

  • Comm...

September 2, 2016

Lunch with Seth Goldman – Co-Founder of Honest Tea

This summer, HONEST,  a new organic bottled herbal tea brand launches in the UK. We had the rare opportunity to meet its co-founder, Seth Goldman, and learn for the kitchen table entrepreneur first-hand how he build the brand so successfully that it got acquired by Coca Cola.

How it all started...

The brand was founded in 1998 by Seth alongside Barry Nalebuff, his professor at the Yale School of Management, who shared his passion for finding an low calorie, flavourful drink that would quench a thirst, but withou...

August 4, 2016

On Thursday, April 7th, we had the pleasure and opportunity to host another How She Did It: panel event with Maple Leaf! This time, the topic was turning an idea to a business. We had 3 wonderful speakers, from various backgrounds, all in various different industries.

Key Takeaways

  • Find your hook

  • Take control of your time

  • Know your What and your Why

  • Make sure your idea is something you're good at, and also passionate about

The Speakers

Jessica Huie is an award-winning entrepreneur and founder of Color Blind Cards and JH Public Relations.

In r...

July 24, 2016

With FinTech being currently a hot topic in the startup world, we have partnered with Startupbootcamp FinTech and brought together some of the most informed women in the industry to see how they have dealt with challenges in FinTech, including regulations, gaining credibility and working in male dominated industries.

Overcoming the biggest challenges in FinTech

There are many hurdles when it comes to entering the FinTech industry. The barriers to entry are quite high as it is a hugely regulated industry; startups may be required to raise huge amounts of money a...

March 24, 2016

2016 is the year of the female entrepreneur. Research conducted by HSBC Private Bank's Essence of Enterprise found that the proportion of female entrepreneurs in the UK have nearly doubled among recent generations. Nine of Forbes' 30 Under 30 Top Young Investors of Venture Capital in 2016 are women. From the US census of 2012, women own 36% of all businesses, a 30% jump from 2007.

There are strong business reasons to have strong female entrepreneurs as well. According to this Forbes article, women are:

  • better calculated risk takers

  • less prone to over-c...

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