If you are selling to the corporate sector, London is home to the headquarters of hundreds of global corporate giants, and is the fintech powerhouse of the world. If you are looking to raise funding and connect with investors, London has the highest investment rates in Europe. If you are looking to understand startup ecosystems, London is home to over 70 startup accelerators and tech hubs. London also has numerous programs with very high levels of female participation rates, and numerous strong female startup community leaders and program managers.
This mission is open to female founders, investors, corporate innovation leaders, and Government policy makers from across Australia who are looking to connect with and learn from other female leaders from the Australian and London startup communities, and who want to understand the UK market and build long-range international networks. There are a maximum of twenty places available on the mission, and we anticipate they will fill fast. If you are considering the mission we encourage you to register quickly.
“Don't waste another day. Just get over here.”
- Leanne Kemp, Everledger
The mission includes all the following:
The mission is a combination of official events and meetings organised by Startup Catalyst, plus all participants will also receive support from our UK partners to curate specific meetings to suit their individual needs.
The schedule of official mission events is built around the participants on the mission, and currently includes a group dinner with guests, private meetings and tours with accelerators and with corporate innovation labs, meetings with local investors and founders, and much more.
Participants must arrange and pay for their own return international flights, and make their own way to the hotel to be ready to commence the mission on the afternoon of 25 November. Participants must also cover any other personal costs or out-of-pocket expenses including all other meals, incidentals, visas, passports, travel insurance, equipment, and all other personal expenditure.
All participants are to arrange and pay for their own flights, to be ready to commence the mission at the hotel in London on the afternoon of 25 November, and departing London any time on 1 December. British Airways are offering a 10% discount off their airfares for mission participants, which you can take advantage of here.
“If you are interested in this, but thinking 'I could go to London myself that week and see all the same stuff'...think again! Having recently travelled to the USA with StartUp Catalyst I can confirm without a doubt that it is worth every cent..”
- Joy Taylor (2017 alumni)
“I highly recommend going on this Catalyst mission. It was invaluable for me, both from a learning experience, and for the vast connections they made to people who we wouldn't otherwise have been able to meet.”
- Elise Henry (London 2016 alumni)