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FEM-START, a platform tailor-made for female entrepreneurs
AND THE WINNER IS… VINI MINI!
The grand finale of the FEM-START Up Awards 2023 has reached its highlight: the winner has been decided!
Laurie Lancee of Vini Mini has won the grand prize of a 100.000 euro investment sponsored by Antler. Congratulations to Vini Mini!
The final was a great success with talks by professor Mirjam van Praag and deputy mayor of Amsterdam Sofyan Mbarki, and workshops by Lancôme and Antler.
"This is an excellent opportunity to learn how to present and practice your idea: constructive feedback and strong motivation to work further. Connecting the ideas discussed during the course with potential investors would be an excellent idea. Many motivated women are ready to develop their businesses, and helping them as a ‘startup hub’ could benefit the FEM-START company and make it more popular."
Lulu Mazzocco Skantze
"The course has been amazing. I found outstanding value. I loved the positive and enthusiastic approach. I feel empowered. I feel that the course helped me grow, and this is the first value for me. And the teacher has amazing contagious energy. Excellent conversation and a thought-provoking start. Clear message and is straight to the point. It answered many of my questions and created some more—excellent, helpful content."
Bianca Boezewinkel Rivera
"FEM-START is a great way to learn about funding basics. Thank you for making this tangible program and giving us the right tools. Let's change the status quo for female entrepreneurs in NL, from 0.7% funding the only way is up!"
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Welcome to FEM-START Up Awards, powered by Antler! Congratulations on starting your entrepreneurial journey. Sign up for our pre-selection events with TNW, Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship, and High TechXL Eindhoven to have a chance to win an investment of 100.000 euro at our finals in Amsterdam on the 3rd of November, or join us as a visitor. Get ready for an inspiring experience!
HOW CAN WE HELP YOU
FEM-START is the FIRST platform to offer education, mentoring, and a community to bridge the funding gap for female entrepreneurs
To support you close the next funding round
Mentors and investors
To help you access capital easier and faster
To connect with business experts and business owners
Offline events and masterclassess
To learn from our startups and top-notch experts
We guide, educate and support you through your funding process
INTRODUCTION TO FUNDING
Whether you are at the beginning of your journey or raising your first 100k in our free course you can learn more about:
- Types of funding available
What a good pitch looks like
- Insights from experienced entrepreneurs
- How to protect your intellectual property
WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN
Are you missing out on funding opportunities? At FEM-START we help you overcome this challenge!
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