Nightingale HQ joins the NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator

Start, Scale, Succeed with the NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator

Nightingale HQ started on the NatWest Accelerator this month as part of a continued programme of readiness, product development, and networking for Nightingale HQ.

Steph Locke, CEO of Nightingale HQ, announcing the

Gordon Merrylees, Managing Director Entrepreneurship, NatWest said:

We are delighted to welcome Steph, Sarah, and Nightingale HQ on to the programme in Cardiff.
With our unique offering that provides the right environment, coaching, and networks, we help entrepreneurs start, scale and succeed every day. We look forward to seeing Nightingale HQ engage with the programme and grow their business with us.

With hubs distributed across the UK, NatWest are helping build local economies and drive change away from the London-centric perspective. I chose to stay in Cardiff and have been dedicated to growing the technical community here for nearly a decade. The talent drain to London has been something I’ve tried to actively fight and I’m proud we have such a flourishing tech scene and now a growing startup scene.

Another great aspect of their program is they are working to support female entrepreneurs and 47% of their cohorts in 2018 identified as female. As an all-female founder team, we’re aware we face some additional challenges to many startups so we really value the active support both NatWest and Welsh Government are giving us as we build Nightingale HQ.

A fellow cohort member showcasing the impact of the Accelerator programme in 2018 including 47% female cohort, £31m investment, and 390 jobs created.

In a recent survey, nearly 90% of businesses felt unable to implement AI themselves. Our first step in helping businesses develop an AI strategy and start incorporating AI into their processes will be our expert marketplace. We currently have our data & AI experts sign up available as we get ready for launch to customers next month.