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How to find funding as a female tech entrepreneur

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Embracing the tech industry as a female entrepreneur is an exciting journey, and accessing funding can be a key stepping stone. Here's a guide from The Miami Business Show to help you on your path to success.

Female entrepreneurialism is on the rise and the significance of diversity and innovation in the tech industry cannot be overstated.

However, this can be a challenging industry to break into in general terms, let alone as a woman making waves and mixing things up. Below you can find a guide on how you might access funding as a female tech entrepreneur.

Connecting with like-minded individuals and communities

By cultivating a professional network of fellow entrepreneurs, you may meet investors, potential business partners, or those who may be further along in their career than you are. Leveraging your connections and resources can help open the door to greater opportunities. By putting yourself out there and attending seminars, webinars, and industry events of all kinds, you might learn new ways to access funding or even meet potential investors.

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Access to funding and initiatives

Due to the statistics of fewer women working in the tech sector, the government and other organisations sometimes create grants, initiatives, or funding schemes to support and encourage more diversity in the industry. By researching and applying for these opportunities you may be offered financial aid which can propel you into training and help you to start your own business.

Continuous training and development

In the same way you might seek government initiatives for funding, you might also find them for training which is complimentary or at a reduced price. It’s important to continue to invest in training, education, and qualifications as not only does this grant you experience, but it makes you more attractive to future employers or even investors if you’re thinking about starting your own company.

Highlighting diversity

When curating your portfolio, CV, or business pitch, it’s always helpful to highlight how there is a gap in the industry that should be addressed. You can then craft this into a persuasive explanation of how you can contribute to closing the gap and aid the progression of the field. A lot of organisations should be passionate about showing initiative and supporting females in tech.

Overall, it’s very important to be resilient in the tech industry where you might be faced with setbacks. Sometimes it involves you having to try and try again to reach your goals. That’s why it’s great to be a part of a community that understands your frustration and how you may feel. You can uplift and encourage each other in this safe space and motivate each other not to give up. There are opportunities out there for female tech entrepreneurs, it’s just about leveraging your resources and opening yourself up to all possibilities.


Looking for more advice as a female tech entrepreneur? The Business Show Miami is for you!

The Business Show Miami takes place at The Miami Beach Convention Center with co-located shows Going Global Live, B2B Marketing Expo, and Sales Innovation Expo.

This edition of The Business Show will host an audience of 9,000 SMEs and startups, providing all the help and guidance you need to start or grow your business.

As an entrepreneur, you will find everything you need to help you on your business journey including advice and guidance from some of the biggest names in business. With over 300 exhibitors showcasing all the latest products and services needed for small businesses, 150 educational seminars and masterclasses and keynotes from the US’s biggest entrepreneurs. Find endless networking opportunities with like-minded individuals and create meaningful business relationships.

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