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Entrepreneurship: Starting your own Business. How to overcome the hurdles.

10:30 - 11:25

In March this year the Telegraph launched The Women Mean Business Campaign to close the funding gap facing Female Entrepreneurs. Startups run by women receive just 9% of venture capital despite the fact around a third of all businesses in the country are female owned. Widespread research has also shown that female entrepreneurs have to battle unconscious bias in pitching rooms, where they struggle to get their ideas taken seriously by predominantly male investors. Men are — according to the Entrepreneurs Network — 86 per cent more likely than women to be venture capital funded, And women consistently receive fewer and smaller bank loans for higher interest rates than men. In relationship to the game industries.

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