WE WANT TO GET TO KNOW YOU
of start-ups are founded exclusively by women.
of start-ups are founded by women and men in diverse teams.
of the female founding teams receive venture capital.
WE WANT TO CHANGE THAT! TODAY!
FOR YOUR START-UP
Are you interested in financing? Direct investment, club deal, investment company or VC fund?
We support you in making the right decision. We network you and your team with investors and you get access to numerous forms of financing.
WORKSHOPS – MENTORING – COACHING
Financial support is not everything. Holistic and sustainable support from experienced mentors from our network is an essential factor for success.
Benefit from our cooperations and work together with experts and change-makers. Develop your business model or take it to the next level – with the help of Design Thinking, Design Sprints, Business Model Innovation, Objectives and Key Results, among others.
Dr. Judith Kölzer-Söding
WHY YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY BE THERE
We want to bring more diversity to the landscape of founders and investors.
Individual knowledge transfer at
eye level through mentors familiar with the industry, in the form of know-how & expertise, mentoring nights & hands on support
Monthly Pitch Nights offer
opportunities to make contacts,
Gain visibility and attract female investors
Frequent trainings and
webinars on interesting
topics specifically for start-ups
Exchange of experience with start-ups and mentors at networking events, via Slack and regulars’ tables
PRE-SEED-, SEED- AND GROWTH-PHASE
WE SUPPORT YOU FINANCIALLY AS FEMALE FOUNDERS
Are you currently in the pre-seed, seed or growth phase and looking for funding? We connect you with great investors! We connect you with great female investors!
A female investor becomes a partner in your start-up.
Several female investors join forces to invest in your start-up. In this way, it may be possible to cover larger financing needs.
An investment company that has invested in other start-ups takes a stake in your start-up.
A VC fund that invests mainly in female businesses takes a stake in your start-up.
MENTORING & COACHING
The female mentors from our network are available to you with their experience and expertise.
The process of design thinking supports you in generating innovative ideas and setting a very clear focus on your future customers. Especially when developing or refining products, business models or services of any kind, design thinking is an ideal way to orient and structure your creative processes.
BUSINESS CANVAS WORKSHOP
The Business Canvas Workshop supports you in taking ideas or already existing business models further. Your ideas will become more tangible, detailed and well thought out. This way you can strengthen your business model.
NETWORK ACCESS TO SERVICE PROVIDERS
We offer you access to excellent service providers.
SO MUCH MORE THAN FINANCIAL SUPPORT
We accompany you holistically and sustainably – with a large, diverse network, expertise, courage & passion!
OUR KNOWLEDGE BASE
BOOKS, PODCASTS & FUNDING POSSIBILITIES
You want to start right away or get better, but don’t know how? We have created a list of helpful podcasts, videos and books for you.
In addition, you can find various funding possibilities in our knowledge base, in addition to our network. Take a look!
RESOURCES FOR START-UPS
PODCASTS, VIDEOS & BOOKS
Marketing knowledge, sales techniques, inspiring talks and many other exciting contents are waiting for you.
LIST OF FUNDING SOURCES
Other options for funding
Here we have collected a number of interesting funding options for your start-up.
THIS IS HOW YOU ARE SUPPORTED WITH YOUR START-UP
FILL OUT REGISTRATION
You and your start-up need support? Then register.
We are looking forward to meeting you!
You will receive a confirmation by e-mail. We will contact you and discuss the next steps personally.
As part of encourageventures, you and your start-up will benefit from numerous advantages. Exciting workshops, access to funding and professional support from mentors await you.
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far