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FEM-START Up Awards 2023, Powered by Antler

Welcome to the FEM-START Up Awards, powered by Antler! Congratulations on taking the first step towards your entrepreneurial journey. We are thrilled to have you sign up for our pre-selection events to have a chance to win 100k investment at our finals on the 3rd of November. Our pre-selection events for the finals are organized […]

FEM-START offers female entrepreneurs a dream start!

female entrepreneurs

Participants of the FEM-START Up Awards can win 100,000 euros in investment funds. Only 0.6% of all venture capital in the Netherlands currently goes to female entrepreneurs (Source: Techleap). The funding gap is in a poor state, and the lack of improvement could be much better. There is a noticeable decline; in 2020, at least […]

Unlock the Secret to Securing Funding for your startup!

As a female entrepreneur, securing funding for your startup can be daunting, especially in a world where only a tiny percentage of venture capital funding goes to women-led businesses. However, funding is crucial to starting and growing a business, and various ways exist to secure it. In this article, we will walk you through the […]

FEM-START Up Awards 2022 Edition

FEM-START awards 2022

Welcome to the FEM-START Up Awards 2022! Every year, FEM-START organizes the FEM-START Up Awards, to showcase female founders and leadership! This year’s edition was an absolute blast! An amazing day filled with inspiring pitches, informative masterclasses by experts, and talks by our own founders! We were so happy to see a diverse crowd, filled […]

Mentor spotlight: Muthumari Duraisamy

Muthumari Duraisamy is a lovable mother and finance executive who worked in global roles in many countries so far. I hold high interest not only in finance but also in strategy, operations, and innovation. Since I worked in scale-up businesses within multi-billion international companies, I developed my skills to setup a new business. My life […]

Mentor spotlight: Mascha Mooy

Mascha Mooy

Mascha Mooy is a consultant, speaker, and author. With a no-nonsense mentality, she tackles problems at the core. Her specializations are burn-outs, leadership, and successful entrepreneurship. All of these strengths come together in her business Bye Bye Burnout. About Mascha In her earlier career, Mascha experienced burnout herself, when unfortunately no structured help was available to […]

Battling a burnout

education burnout

By Mascha Mooy A burnout. What is it? Why do we get burned out? Why is it meaningful? And most important: What can we do to overcome one? We get burned out when we ask too much of ourselves for too long. You can see it as coming to a complete standstill. You have trouble […]

Mentor Spotlight: Anna Molnár

Anna Molnar

Anna Molnár is a business coach for female entrepreneurs, with an immense passion for languages and literature, a special analytic eye for complex situations, and a huge drive to get the best out of people and their companies. I help ambitious businesswomen to make themselves and their companies blossom by creating a solid and healthy […]

Mentor spotlight: Gervaise Coebergh

Gervaise Coebergh

Gervaise Coebergh is owner of several businesses in media, communications and leisure. When I was young I had no clue what to do for a living. Just like my female ancestors, I wasn’t really supposed to go working – other than as a housewife. You can hardly understand that nowadays, but that was how it […]


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