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Let’s Woman Up
the Business! 

We aim to expand female power in the European innovation ecosystem. Join a strong & confident community and bring your best ideas to the table!

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Programme for startups 

Unleash your potential as a female entrepreneur in the EU with our transformative 7-week online Womenture programme, kicking off on January 30th, 2024. 

Turn your idea into a game-changing concept with expert guidance.
Connect with stakeholders and investors for valuable insights. 
Learn vital skills in team building, market validation, and more. 
Master the art of the perfect pitch to secure funding.
Join our vibrant community of successful mentors and business experts, propelling you towards success.  
Ready to make your mark? Join Womenture now and shape your entrepreneurial journey!

Who should apply? 

We are looking for visionary female entrepreneurs from all over Europe who are currently in the idea generation phase. Regardless of your chosen industry, both solo entrepreneurs and teams are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.

Join now and become part of a thriving community of diverse and committed female entrepreneurs!

Goals of Womenture project 

With the Womenture project, we foster innovation agencies and accelerators to expand their ecosystem by generating new joint services and activities to boost female entrepreneurship in response to a Horizon Europe call. There are four partners in the consortium: DEX IC (Czech), SpinLab (Germany), Tehnopol (Estonia) and Design Terminal (Hungary).

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Network

Establish networks between initiatives, startups, and innovation actors. 

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Business support programme

Create innovative business support services and inspire others to build new ones.  

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Knowledge sharing 

Grow together with other incubators and accelerators.

For Ecosystem-Builders  

Join us and grow together!   
Partners

Become part of our global innovation network by connecting with startups, investors, mentors, and more. Gain visibility through our website, social media, and project communication to access research knowledge and potential startup collaborations.

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Ambassador

Cooperate and learn from each other and promote each other’s services. Join our efforts to facilitate business support services for female entrepreneurs! Let’s boost innovation and entrepreneurship together.

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Investor

We are looking for investors who are specifically interested in female-lead startups and would participate in shaping the future of promising companies. Stay tuned until our Joint Innovation Summit organised in 2024 November.

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Our Path Leaders  

Edit Ditte Szabó

Ditte Digital Digital marketing executive & trainer

HU

Eden Levin

Over the Ofek
 Owner


DE, IL

Landa Grembi

Women Network Equality in Decision Making,
Strategic Consultant

AL, AT

Zuzana Pětníková

Ženy ze Severu and CMO Inago Co-founder and CMO Co-founder

CZ

Maria Balogh-Mazi 

STRT Holding
CMO

HU

Lola Onipko  

IAmRemarkable Facilitator Mentor at Equilibrium programme


CZ, UA

Tereza Všetečková  

Women in business of Pardubice Region, President

CZ 

Maria-Joanna Schaecher 

viMUM
Co-founder

DE 

Natalja Napsep   

Bidrento
COO & Co-founder

EE 

Merlin Seeman   

Symmetrista
Co-founder

EE 

Kaie Kaas-Ojavere   

KIUD Packaging
(Low imPACK)
CEO & Founder

EE 

Bettina Juhász   

Mélylevegő projekt
Co-founder, psychologist

HU 

Emese Pancsa   

Compocity
CEO & Founder

HU 

News  

15th January, 2024

Great Interest in Womenture's Pre-Acceleration Programme

Womenture team is happy to announce the success of its recent scouting for the Pre-Acceleration Programme, which attracted 247 applications from 39 countries.

21st November, 2023

Womenture Shines Spotlight on Inspiring Women's Stories Across Europe

We believe in women, in their fresh ideas, dedication, or desire to make a world a better place to live. So we have been wondering, why are women significantly less among the founders of start-ups in Europe? Are they not willing to take the risks? Or are they worried about failure? Or is something else behind?

21st September, 2023

Brainstorming with policy maker

Private discussion with Agnes Hornung, State Secretary for Family Affairs at the Ministry of Culture and Innovation about issues affecting female entrepreneurs.

14th September, 2023

Ecosystem spotlight

Womenture consortium unveils common challenges and join forces to put solutions into action.

17th July, 2023

Networking events in 3 countries

111 female founder in Budapest, Leipzig and in Prague

About consortium partners

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Design Terminal

Design Terminal is an international innovation agency focusing on entrepreneurial development. Creates value for different kinds of partners in the same way: identifying innovation challenges and look for the best people to solve them. Design Terminal looks for innovative solutions lying in optimistic communities. The programs leverage the power in personal connections and networks. In Womenture project takes a coordinator role. 

Key Innovation programs 

International 

V4 Startup Force, Mentoring Program, CASSINI

Local

ESA BIC Hungary, ESA Technology Broker, ESERO, NAK TechLab

EU projects

AD4GD, X-Europe

12 countries
20+ corporations
100+ mentors
2000+ startups 

DEX
DEX Innovation Centre 

The mission of DEX IC is building startups and technological teams to bring impactful digital innovations to the market and become investable. Focuses on technological teams and early-stage start-ups to scale them up to make them investible. Developed an acceleration program used in DEX IC Accelerator, 4DigitalHealth Accelerator, Moldova Power Accelerator. Builds a unique network of Business Angels and VC funds, and operates an own co-investment network.

Supported more than 100 + startups, like Whalebone, Tesla Medical, Inocure or Pointee.

Key Innovation programs 

V4 Startup Force
V4 InnoBooster
From Scientists to Innovators for Industry" SCI FI
CE-Connector - startups

€30.000.000 fundraised
1000+ students trained
100+ startups
50+ products
80+ mentors

Technopol
Foundation Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol   

Tehnopol Science and Business Park owns the largest science park in the Baltics and supports state-of-art technology entrepreneurship in Estonia and help it expand to the world. Provides enterprises with both modern office spaces and top-notch counselling in developing businesses, capital raising. Provides services for startups (Tehnopol Startup Incubator), scale-ups and corporates (Innovation Leaders Club). The focus areas are green tech, health tech, gov-tech, space tech, smart city & mobility.  

Key Innovation programs 

Local

ESA BIC Estonia, Innovation Leaders Club, Accelerate Estonia, Accelerators (AI, health tech, cyber tech, green tech, NATO)

Networks

EEN, IASP, Connected Health Cluster, Greentech Cluster

EU Projects

Womenture, NBS Scale, Urban Tech, Green Tech 2.0, INGOs, SCALE-ABLE, Bridging4Growth, AIRE-EDIH

500+ startups finished the incubation program
27M € of pre-seed/seed capital involved
100+ mentors

Spinlab
SpinLab – The HHL Accelerator     

SpinLab is a startup accelerator that supports the growth of entrepreneurial and innovative teams to scale up their businesses. SpinLab is proud of its no-nonsense approach and work hard every day to make sure that the participating startups get the necessary resources and guidance. Focuses on startups from fields of e-health, smart city and energy. 

Key Innovation programs 

Local

Smart Infrastructure Leipzig, de:hub, RootCamp, BITROAD, Smart Infrastructure Ventures, HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

EU Projects

EDIH, EIT Urban Mobility, LHyVE (Leipzig, Hydrogen Value Chain for Europe), Womenture

Focus on energy, smart city and e-health startups
€ 160M total in startup investments
84 % survival rate of our startups
Top 5 European Accelerator “The Europas” Award

​Project timeline

2023

Showcase the best practice among consortium partners

March

Kick-off meeting Budapest

May

Co-creation workshop Leipzig

August

Capacity building workshop Prague

Connections to other innovation hubs and enhance the engagement with ecosystem builders, public authorities and bring together stakeholders and female innovators.

October - November

Open call for the Pre-Acceleration Programme

2024

January - March

Pre-Acceleration Programme

May

Offline event: Joint innovation Ecosystem Summit

June

Online inspirational event

August

Online inspirational event

October

Online inspirational event

December

Online inspirational event