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

FINANCING

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

EMPOWERMENT

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.

Caroline Dressel

Katja Ruhnke

Dr. Judith Kölzer-Söding

Sunhild Theuerkauf

Alexa Gorman

Angelika Gifford

WHY YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY BE THERE

We want to bring more diversity to the landscape of founders and investors.

Mentoring

Individual knowledge transfer at
eye level through mentors familiar with the industry, in the form of know-how & expertise, mentoring nights & hands on support

FUNDING

Monthly Pitch Nights offer
opportunities to make contacts,
Gain visibility and attract female investors

Trainings

Frequent trainings and
webinars on interesting
topics specifically for start-ups

Our network connects strong women

Networking

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!

DIRECT INVESTMENTS

A female investor becomes a partner in your start-up.

CLUB-DEALS

Several female investors join forces to invest in your start-up. In this way, it may be possible to cover larger financing needs.

INVESTMENT COMPANIES

An investment company that has invested in other start-ups takes a stake in your start-up.

VC FUNDING

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.

DESIGN THINKING

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.

MORE INFORMATION

Financing possibilities for female founders

LIST OF FUNDING SOURCES

Other options for funding

Here we have collected a number of interesting funding options for your start-up.

MORE INFORMATION

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!

RECEIVE CONFIRMATION

You will receive a confirmation by e-mail. We will contact you and discuss the next steps personally.

GET SUPPORT

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
go together.

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Female founders are supported with mentoring and advice

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

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