On 23 October at the ninth Festival of Female Entrepreneurs, we'll be crowning the 2020 winner live on the virtual stage. They will receive amazing prizes to help them and their business flourish and grow.
We created the accolade in 2015 to shine the spotlight on an early stage start-up entrepreneur who is excelling in their industry. Whether it's creating an innovative product or disrupting a traditional marketplace, you'll have a clear vision for the direction of your business as well as ambitious plans for growth. Your company will be less than five years old and have a maximum of 10 employees.
The three finalists will pitch live to a panel of judges on the virtual stage at Festival of Female Entrepreneurs on Friday 23 October.
The Woolf's Kitchen is a brand of spicy sauces, inspired by founder Dominique Woolf's Thai roots. A Leiths-trained food writer and mum of three, Dominique launched the business during lockdown with her kids at home (then aged three, four and five) and no childcare, and has already sold nearly 2000 bottles into 30+ stockists accrosst the UK. The Woolf's Kitchen has been featured in Metro, The Times, Stylist's magazine's Style List. It was recently one of Theo Paphitis' Small Business Sunday (#SBS).
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Lauren is the founder of Oatsu, whose dairy-free, gut-friendly overnight oats help make mornings easier. Last November, Lauren left her corporate role to launch Oatsu, after spotting a gap in the plant-based breakfast-to-go market. In that time, she's hand-made more than 1,500 breakfasts for hundreds of customers across the UK, got them into coffee shops across London, and grown a community of 2,500 oat-lovers on social media. In 2021, Lauren aims to partner with a manufacturer and get her overnight oats into supermarkets and independants.
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