Minister Sigrid Kaag will announce the best women-led startup – December 19

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On December 19 Minister Kaag will announce the winner of The Next Women Female Founders Force Program. An international training program providing female founders in local chapters tailor made traing and the opportunity to pitch.

Female Founders Force 2019
Out of hundreds of registrations Minister Kaag will announce the winner of the Female Founders Force Program.

On December 19, 2019, the final of The Next Women Female Founders Force Program 2019 will be held at Hearst HQ.
The Next Women is on a mission is to give exposure, valuable knowledge and connections for female entrepreneurs.
For startups with a female (co-) founder, they organized the 7th edition of the international Female Founder Force Program.

The national winners were previously announced in Tel Aviv,  Amsterdam, Tunis, Lisbon and Buenos Aires. Minister Sigrid Kaag will declare the overall winner on December 19 during the Grand Final. The winner will gain access to a network of more than 150 investors, the EY Growth Navigator and a potential place in the Hearst Lab in Amsterdam.

This year, more than 100 women-led start-ups signed up for the program. The previous finalists CafeDeco, FEST Amsterdam, Plugify, and MT Art raised between € 500K and € 1M funding within 9 months of the final.

It is the seventh edition of the program that is organized in collaboration with various embassies and corporate companies.

The Final 6
The finalists of this edition are:
Signe Naessing (Denmark – wildcard);
Floor van der Steen (the Netherlands);
Tamar Schapira (Israel);
Veronica Smith (Argentina);
Iris Geudens (Portugal);
Hidayet Ayadi (Tunisia).

After the keynote by Claudia Zuiderwijk (director of the Chamber of Commerce), all six of them will have the opportunity to pitch their startup one more time.

The jury
The jury consists of Simone Brummelhuis (Borski Fund), Marscha Krouwel (Hearst Lab), Noelle Haitsma (ScaleUp Nation), Franks Landsberger (INKEF Capital) and Johan van Mil (Peak Capital).

The organization
The Next Women: an international movement of ambitious women and their companies.
They help them with growth programs, network and funding.

Program December 19
14:30-15:00 Registration
15:00-15:30 Opening
15:30-16:00 Keynote by Claudia Zuiderwijk – Director Dutch Chamber of Commerce
16:00-16:15 Time to pitch
17:25-18:00 Founder Fireside Chat
18:00-18:20 Keynote by Minister Sigrid Kaag
18:20-18:30 Announcement of the winner by Minister Kaag
18:30-20:00 Female Founder Fest | Networking & Drinks

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