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FEM-START in the media-sphere: Our press page is proof FEM-START is making waves and changing lives! You can find out more about our story and milestones. Learn more about FEM-START in the press below!

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Marian Spier wants more financial investment for women

Education focused on the field of financial investments could be the key to success for female entrepreneurs.

Marian Spier wants more financial investment for women

Education focused on the field of financial investments could be the key to success for female entrepreneurs.

Marian Spier wants more financial investment for women

Education focused on the field of financial investments could be the key to success for female entrepreneurs.

Vini Mini team

FEM-START Up Awards winner Laurie Lancee shares about Vini Mini

in Elegance Magazine

Laurie Lancee, winner of the FEM-START Up Awards and owner of Vini Mini speaks about her company and the story behind it.

Learn more about the importance of Laurie's work and its impact, as well as the dreams she has for the future of Vini Mini.

Code-V signed for equal entrepreneurial opportunities for women

On the 12th of December more than 60 leading organisations announced their collaboration within Code-V: an alliance comprising government, financial institutions, and advocacy groups.

Equal entrepreneurial opportunities for women lead to significant benefits such as job growth, innovation, sustainability, increased financial resilience, and an estimated growth of the Dutch economy by approximately 139 billion euros, as indicated by research from ABN AMRO and McKinsey.

FEM-START is proud to announce to be one of the initiators of CODE-V!

At FEM-START we’re all about equal opportunities for female entrepreneurs. We continue to strive for more accessibility to investments and funding for women. In the Netherlands half of the population doesn’t have the same opportunities for entrepreneurship. We aim to better this climate with the CODE-V alliance of more than 60 influential organisations.

With CODE-V we strive to better the equal entrepreneurial opportunities in the Netherlands, by gathering insights, implementing interventions and investing.

Female entrepreneurs receive less funding than their male counterparts

Radio interview on NPO1

More than a third of entrepreneurs are female, yet only a tenth of the money of banks or organisations is invested in their initiatives. This needs to change, according to 65 organisations that are launching Code-V. Radio interview in Dutch.

Laurie Lancee of Vini Mini wins FEM-START Up Awards 2023

FEM-START, a platform for education, mentoring, and networking to bridge the funding gap for female entrepreneurs, announced Laurie Lancee of Amsterdam-based Vini Mini as the winner of the FEM-START Up Awards 2023, as she secures 100K investment from Antler.

Marian Spier wants more financial investment for women

Education focused on the field of financial investments could be the key to success for female entrepreneurs.

The investment gap

The investment gap: Why only one percent of financial investments goes towards female-led organisations.

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SHELEADS: FEM-START on the Funding Ecosystem

Less than 1% of VC funding goes to female entrepreneurs, and currently, the number is staying the same. At the same time, the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs is female entrepreneurs.

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Marian Spier wants to bring women entrepreneurs and investors together

Marian Spier previously founded TEDxAmsterdamWomen and also pays attention to women with her new initiative. FEM-START helps women's start-ups get bigger and better with the help of mentors, and does so in exchange for a small share in their company.

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Marian Spier is committed to female entrepreneurs: 'My mother is my biggest cheerleader'

A woman who deserves the spotlight because she empowers other women. Because she is committed to a better society. Because she makes the difference. This week: entrepreneur and author Marian Spier.

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RVO: When presenting your business, make sure you master the financial jargon"

This vlog series is part of the Growth across Borders campaign. With this campaign, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) are calling on women entrepreneurs to investigate and realise their international ambitions.

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