About Raise The Bar

Next Chapter has launched our podcast, Raise the Bar. The podcast features news related to female founders, first-hand accounts from founders, investors, lawyers and other key players in the ecosystem, advice from our experts-in-residence, and alternative pitches that showcase our platform members.

We will talk about how to fix the broken funding system to help more women succeed and how women can battle through the current system to access capital and scale their businesses.

The podcast is hosted by Amanda Williams, strategy lead at Next Chapter, and a former impact investor and manager of accelerator programmes across Asia.

With our podcast, we want to inspire, empower and celebrate female founders.


Welcome to the first episode of our Raise the Bar podcast. In this episode, Next Chapter Founder Nicole Denholder explains why she launched the platform and what she hopes to achieve. We discuss why female founders have a harder road to funding and how the Next Chapter Raise platform is trying to level the playing field.

Episode 1: Interview with Next Chapter Raise Founder, Nicole Denholder

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