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Female Founders Force 2019

Elevating female founders to success

With TheNextWomen Female Founder Force Program women invest in women. Our program is designed for early-stage startups to gain exposure, valuable feedback and meaningful connections. Over 200 women-led startups apply, pitch, and train to become this year’s number 1. The last finalists Printr, Vastari, Plugify, Endeer and MT Art raised between €500K and €1M funding within 9 months after winning the competition.

With this 7th edition of our sourcing program, we’re supporting female entrepreneurship worldwide, in collaboration with a variety of Embassies of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, EY, Hearst Netherlands, KLM and StartupAmsterdam. #FemaleFoundersForce2019 calls for all ambitious women-led startups ready to grow their business to the next level.

Who can apply?

1. At least one of the company’s founders is female
2. Your business(plan) made >€20.000 last year*
3. Your startup is between 1 and 3 years old
4. Your business has at least 2 FTE
5. You are looking for funding
*Note: €50.000 per year for the program in Lisbon

The winner will receive…

> An EY Growth Navigator in your country
> A full year TheNextWomen membership
> A chance to pitch for a place at Hearst Lab in Amsterdam
> All local winners receive a unique business tour to Amsterdam leading up to the Grand Final (December 18, 19 & 20).

Save the dates!

> Buenos Aires: October 7 & 8
> Lisbon: November 5 & 6
> Tel Aviv: November 11 & 12
> Amsterdam: November 27 & 28
> Grand Finals Amsterdam: December 18, 19 & 20

Terms & Conditions

> The costs for the pitch program in Lisbon, Tel Aviv and Amsterdam are: €199 ex. VAT.
*Please note: the pitch program in Buenos Aires is free of charge.

Please find the terms and conditions of the 2019 edition of the program here.

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