We Can StartUp - Fostering Female Entrepreneurship
Facts are facts. As of today, only 15% of startups in Berlin are founded by women. Studies have shown that this inequality also reflects on the number and amount of funding female founders receive in the startup space. A scarcity that reflects on the number of role models as well. Less women, less funding, less role models, less women. A circle that feeds itself.
Since March 2018, The Place is actively engaged in supporting female entrepreneurs with the We Can StartUp series of event: a stage, a pitch competition with 10 hand picked & women-led startups, a fierce jury giving insightful feedback. It’s also a unique platform chance to learn more about the new practices in place to reduce this gap.
Cherry on top: At the end of the event, the winning team gets the chance to integrate in our community for free for 3 months (meaning free desks, accessing all events and mentors from our network), and receive a Female Fellowship to Founder Institute program, meaning free 3.5 months of acceleration with top notch mentors to take your business to the new level.
The Place Berlin & Tech Open Air Satellites partner with Founder Institute and the German Startup Association to give YOU the opportunity to network around the topic and pick the brains of a few of Berlin’s top experts by hosting a short panel discussion followed by Q&A with the audience. Join us with all your questions for an evening of learning, discussion and debate!
Calling all female entrepreneurs! This is a chance to pitch your idea in front an incredible crowd: media, talents, potential investors, curious minds that will challenge you to push forward. Please submit your pitch deck to firstname.lastname@example.org with the title “We Can StartUp Submission” before June 20th. 10 teams will be selected to pitch on stage. This edition is open to all verticals; however we’ll invite on stage only teams seed to early stage with a developed idea and who can demonstrate they’ve proven their product market-fit. Jury will be announced soon.