Yes You Can

Yes You Can is a 3-year female enterprise programme delivered by Women in Business throughout Northern Ireland in collaboration with the 11 Local Councils and Invest NI. 

What is Yes You Can?

YES YOU CAN is the first female enterprise programme to be delivered across Northern Ireland and is a collaboration between the 11 Local Councils, Invest NI and Women in Business. Women in Business are delivering the programme Northern Ireland wide which will support females through the following activities:

Who is it for?

  • Females who have an innovative idea
  • Females at an idea stage and ready to launch a new business
  • Female business owners already trading (under 2 years)

What is it? 

- The Yes You Can Pitching competition provides female entrepreneurs with a platform to pitch their business idea.

- Regional heats will take place w/c 3 February 2020 across Northern Ireland. 

- 36 finalists will be announced from 6 regions and invited to purchase a ticket for the Female Entrepreneur Conference.

- 6 Regional winners will be announced at the Women in Business Female Entrepreneur Conference on 3 March 2020.

- 6 regional winners will win £3,000 and will have an opportunity to pitch for a further £2,000 at the conference. One overall winner will be awarded £5,000. 

Save the dates for Yes You Can 2020

From networking to bootcamps, pitching and residentials, we have a wealth of support available for female entrepreneurs from idea stage to scaling up your business. Check out the Yes You Can schedule of events and reserve your place here.   

Yes You Can Networking

'Your network is your worth!' The Yes You Can Networking events are aimed at all female entrepreneurs from those who haven’t started trading to those who want to grow their business. These events will be invaluable for building your network within your local area.

Find an event near you and book your place here. 

Yes You Can Imagine It

Experience the incredible one-day bootcamp designed to support and inspire women who have an idea, are at pre-start or early stage trading. If you see an opportunity or want to explore a new business venture, Imagine It will inspire and support you through mini workshops and meeting other like-minded women.

Find out more and take part in Imagine It by clicking here.

Yes You Can Explore It

The Explore It programme is designed to support women who have an idea, are pre-start or early stage trading. Participants will be supported through 3 one day workshops, 3 role model evenings and up to 8 hours one to one buddy support from an experienced female entrepreneur. Explore It will help participants turn their idea into reality.

Find out more and apply for Explore It here.

Yes You Can Sell It

The Sell It residential supports women who are already trading and would like support to scale up their business. The two-day residential will take place in June and November, participants will attend workshops designed by business strategy experts who can provide participants with the expertise they need to grow their business.

Sell It will be taking place in June and November, to download your application and find out more click here

Yes You Can 20k Pitching Competition

Conference will be held in International Women’s week each year over the 3 years of the programme duration. The competition provides applicants with the opportunity for the overall winner to walk away with £5k and 5 runners up prizes of £3k. The 2020 competition will be held on 3rd March in the Tullyglass Hotel. Don't miss your opportunity, apply today before applications close Monday 20th January.

Click here to find out what our previous finalists had to say.