Hi there!

Christmas is almost upon us! Less than ten days before the holidays, read below to find out what we have been up to and what to look out for.


  • AccelerateHER 2020 - AccelerateHER is open for applications. Calling female founders in the fields of Medtech and Science, FinTech and Cybersecurity, CleanTech and Climate, and Disruptive Innovation. Click here for further info.

  • New Year plans - Wondering what we are planning for the New Year? Check out this blog post for a sneak peek!

  • SIE Fresh Ideas - Last one for 2019, the deadline is the 31 December. Check if you are eligible and make sure to apply! More info here.


  • New decade ahead - As we get ready for 2020, Pete McLean has challenged us to focus on three key areas for the coming 10 years. Have a read here.


Of course, if you have any questions or any feedback for us, click here to get in touch with our team today.

From your friends at BRT - Nick, Wendy, Pete, Vic, Cilla & Vlad

What about the next ten? In this piece, Business adviser Pete McLean explores three key topics to focus on for the next decade. He challenges us to push ourselves, but at the same time be mindful of our wellbeing. Pete has provided us with some great tools, so be sure to check his blog post.

It's been a long and productive year and we all deserve a break. Recharge the batteries, catch-up with friends and family, you name it. That's why our incubators will be closed from Monday, 23 December to Thursday, 2 January.

We hope you enjoy your break when it comes! Happy holidays from the BRT Team.

The AccelerateHER Awards are a celebration of female founders and their potential to grow their companies and scale internationally. Now in their fifth year, the awards have provided a springboard to growth for finalists and winners by opening doors to new connections and opportunities through the global AccelerateHER network. Be sure to let your network know!
W omenBeing has gone to print.

WomenBeing is a magazine of international feminist perspectives. It's an alternative to mainstream women’s magazines and a connection to lived change in intersectional equalities between our conferences. The magazine's aim is to support women from developing countries researching or working in fields related to women’s rights, struggling to make their voices heard internationally.
Opportunities

SIE's last entry for 2019! If you are a current student or a recent graduate make sure to apply. If not, do share with your network. It's a great opportunity to test your early stage idea, and potentially win some cash.
BRT Community Updates
Claudia Cavalluzzo and Adam Kosterka from Converge

Llogari Casas Cambra with 3finery and Mark Dorris with Mercel are through to KickStart 2020. We are very proud of our colleagues and are looking forward to following their journey into the New Year. Read more below for the full press release.

Our BRT community members over at GearedApp are delivering a Masterclass at the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, 29 January 2019. If you're interested in web development, and would like to expand your knowledge in the field, then this masterclass is for you! Find out more and register below.
Resources
The self-assessment deadline is coming up on the 31 January. This handy video walks you through the process!

Another take on the BMC, the Lean Canvas, together with other resources available on the website, will help you keep focus on your business.


Check it out here
If you're keen to access even more resources, check out our website here .
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BRT Community member, Caroline Tocher.