Women’s Tech Hub were recently introduced by one of our allies to a group from ‘out of town’ called We in Social Tech (WIST) which is an accelerator that supports female social tech founders.
“The We in Social Tech growth accelerator programme has been created to support 85 ambitious women-led social tech businesses over two years.
Whether you’re starting out or are already established, the most important thing is that you’re passionate about making a positive impact with your business.
The accelerator is delivered by Nwes, the largest not-for-private-profit enterprise agency in the UK, and supported by Deutsche Bank, through its social enterprise programme Made for Good.”
They are currently running with a cohort of new start-ups who are the ideas people behind some great solutions but do not necessarily have the tech knowledge and are essentially looking for a mix of CTO’s and freelancers to help get their companies onto the next stage.
We believe that we have many women in our network who do have the knowledge and tech skills to step into these roles and as such we are looking to advertise their needs and also offer a training overview of what the CTO roles require, and look into arranging additional skills training if required. We know that most CTO’s generally step into the role through starting up a tech business or are promoted into the role and do not have formal training, this takes confidence and drive. We do know there’s a lack of women in the role and think that this is a great next step for many of our members looking to move up in their careers, moving into more ‘tech for good roles’, especially those who hadn’t previously considered CTO roles as accessible to them.
There are options also to work on a freelance basis and move into a CTO role once the companies are ready and you have proven yourselves ‘in the job’.
If you are interested in talking to us about the opportunities please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org – we will put out blogposts on each of the opportunities to describe them better. There is also the opportunity to work remotely and also flexibly so please don’t let the fact that they are not locally based startups put you off!
The companies looking currently are:
“A community of sustainable business creators” are looking for a freelancer with an opportunity to move into a CTO role
“social enterprise that is fighting to lower the financial barrier of entry into journalism” are looking for a freelance CTO
“bring back the beauty and wisdom of travelling while creating a lasting impact for a better world” are looking for a CTO and
Republic of Hugs
“embraces immersive and interactive technologies to create wellness and entertainment experiences” are looking for a CTO and in future some Web and Software Developers (hence no website link or logo yet)
We’ll follow up with some further details on the companies but for now, we are interested in members who may be interested in an initial chat on what options are available. There’s no major signup, just contact us on email@example.com and we can discuss what the companies are looking for, discuss whether you believe it may suit you and then set up an intro.