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What are the FEM-START Awards?

Our annual FEM-START Award for female entrepreneurs offers promising startups the opportunity to pitch their company in front of a jury of experts and investors. The winner will receive a cash prize, a place in our 6-month training program, which includes personal coaching and access to an incredible network and community. Female entrepreneurs active in EDtech, health tech, social tech, or FEM-tech who have been working to bring their business idea to fruition for a minimum of 1 year can apply in the first quarter of 2021.


What are the participation criteria?


  • A startup active within the field of EDtech, health tech, social tech or FEM-tech
  • The company or business must be active for a minimum of 1 year
  • A woman must lead the startup
  • An active team
  • A (provisional) version of your product or service
  • The company must be able to show revenue


What is the prize package?


  • A cash prize
  • Placement in the FEM-START 6-month training program
  • Access to an incredible network of mentors and peers and the FEM-START community

Entry form

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