ENCOURAGE

VENTURES

THE INVESTOR NETWORK FOR FOUNDER WOMEN

Innovation needs diversity. That’s why we want to support female founders and young entrepreneurs with knowledge, creativity, capital and our fantastic network so that they have the chance to grow faster and more successfully.

Female investors

Through our network, female investors get to know exciting start-ups with female founders or co-founders.

We connect potential female investors with each other and thus enable every conceivable form of financial investment.

We also want to encourage women with an interest in start-ups to become investors – for more female empowerment!

Female founders

As successful and experienced female entrepreneurs and managers, we support start-ups as sparring partners, mentors and advisors and accompany them through all phases of entrepreneurship.

Exclusive access to our network

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” (African proverb)

Our network is meant to connect, motivate, encourage and provide a platform of exchange. Already at the start, we are very well networked in the German landscape of women entrepreneurs, managers and scientists. Let’s start together today!

FOR
FEMALE INVESTORS

Many great women are already part of the network and contribute significantly to the vision of encourageventures. Together we want to support female founders in their projects.

Become part of the network and shape the future of the start-up scene!

Angela de Giacomo

Heike Schönmann

Harriet Sebald

Michala Rudorfer

Elke Eller

Raya Kolchakova

FOR
START-UPS

Have you just founded a company or have you been at it for a while? It doesn’t matter – the main thing is that you are an innovation-driven team of female founders.
We are happy to support you – in your search for investors and mentors or in the realisation of your idea.

Register now!

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THE MOTIVATION
OF OUR INVESTORS

"If we want more women to start up, we need a more female investor landscape. This is female empowerment in the best sense. With my participation in encourageventures, I support committed female entrepreneurs and an idea I am convinced of."

MARTINA PFEIFER / FINANCE EXPERT – INVESTOR – BUSINESS ANGEL

"Innovation needs diversity. And female doers, like the founders of encourageventures. Anyone who underestimates female-led start-ups has not yet arrived in the future. With our investment, we're already taking the lead."

STEPHANIE BSCHORR / CEO HTG WIRTSCHAFTPRÜFUNGS GMBH – FORMER VDU PRESIDENT

"The 'glass ceiling' also exists in the start-up world. We need more diverse teams in VC funds too, so that the potential of start-ups founded by women does not continue to be underestimated."

INA SCHLIE / DIPLOMA ECONOMIST – SUPERVISORY BOARD – BUSINESS ANGEL
Successfully supported companies

Most of our female investors have been successfully supporting companies for many years.

We are a network full of innovative power, expertise and creativity. encourageventures – THE female investor network for female founders

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