WE believe women led start-ups present one of the biggest market opportunities in Europe today.

It's a fact!

Female-led businesses generate higher revenues and startups with female leaders are less likely to fail! That's why WE need more women-led businesses and WE need to support them.

Our mission is to have more female founders in STEAM scale their businesses and gain access to funding. 

There are so many hurdles to overcome when you’re a female founder in STEAM trying to get funding. If investors aren’t questioning your idea, skill level, or ability to scale, they’re questioning your age, whether you will have children, if the children you currently have will take up too much time, whether you have the ‘right’ acumen for leadership, and the list goes on and on.

Those (un)conscious biases can trigger feelings of self-doubt or imposter syndrome. No one knows it all so why do you need to be the 110% knowledgeable and ‘perfect’ leader to take your company to scale and be acquired? Men don’t need this level of assurance or perfection, so why do you?

WE see our founders as ‘whole’ people. Not just a female. Not just a founder. WE address the personal challenges or limiting beliefs you may have about yourself as a founder and leader. WE work with you to shift your mindset to become open to all the opportunities available. WE provide you with a 'playbook' on the language of investors, what they need to see to invest, and the resilience to get to your goals. 

In the end, you’ll be able to ask for more money, develop confidence in your leadership and decision-making, and be able to quickly pivot when things don’t go as planned. 

That’s what we’re here for and that’s where you’ll find success. 

Program Benefits

  • A 12-week program that will demystify funding and also prepare you to scale your business (even without funding)
  • Get support from experts, mentors, investors, and corporates
  • Become a better leader and gain confidence in your decision-making
  • Become fund-ready by identifying and correcting any gaps in your business
  • Grow your network, build your community, gain access to the right people, and maintain your sanity 
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Who would be right for the program?

  • Start-ups with at least one female founder
  • Focussed on making an impact or innovation
  • You're ready to scale and want it badly
  • Seed stage
  • You are generating revenue
  • Your business is related to STEAM
  • You've tested your product/service and are generating revenue

Who shouldn't apply?

  • Start-ups without any female founders
  • Start-ups in the ideation phase meaning you're still working out your business idea (join our community instead!)
  • Start-ups that haven't started generating revenue yet (don't give up- join the community and gain support until you're ready)

Deadlines

  • 4 April 2022
  • 15 August 2022

    Last day to send your application

  • 12 Sept 2022

    Cohort is Announced!

  • 19 Sept 2022

    Accelerator Begins!

  • 24 Oct 2022

    Pitch Day!

  • 9 Dec 2022

    Program ends!

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