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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 fully arranged trip to San Francisco 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 now!


What are the participation criteria?


  • World improving idea with sustainable impact on target group
  • Scalable business
  • Clear financial business model
  • Clear marketing model to grow from startup to scale-up
  • Can show traction, so idea has already been proven to be successful
  • Website is live
  • At least one female founder who should pitch
  • At least one year and a maximum of three years since you started setting up your company
  • Startup must be registered in the Netherlands


What is the prize package?

  • A fully arranged trip to San Francisco
  • Access to an incredible network of mentors and peers and the FEM-START community

Program of the FEM-START Up Awards

Location: Hotel Casa in Amsterdam

12:00-12:30 Walk-in and lunch

12:30-12:40 Welcome and explanation of program

12:45-13:15 Workshop 1 by Tanya Pineault: Growing your business with PayPal

13:30-14:00 Workshop 2 by Barbara Rogoski: Pitching

14:00-14:30 Break

14:30-15:30 Pitches

15:30-15:45 Short break and decision time for the judges

16:00-16:15 Winner

Drinks and space for networking

Are you interested in joining the FEM-Start Up Awards on the 26th of November?

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