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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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Join us for our inpirational get together event on 10th July

The Womenture project is organising an inspirational event in Budapest. Join either online or offline and let us inspire you on your entrepreneurial journey.

See you on 10th July, 2024! :)

Register and follow us for updates.

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Turn your idea into a game-changing concept with expert guidance.

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Connect with stakeholders and investors for valuable insights. 

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Learn vital skills in team building, market validation, and more. 

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Master the art of the perfect pitch to secure funding.

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Join our vibrant community of successful mentors and business experts, propelling you towards success.  

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Ready to make your mark? Join Womenture now and shape your entrepreneurial journey!

Who should join us?

We are connecting for visionary female entrepreneurs and ecosystem builders to share the knowledge within the community to grow together.

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. 

Business support programme
Business support programme

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

Knowledge sharing
Knowledge sharing

Grow together with other incubators and accelerators.

​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

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  

Szabina Tomán

Toman Lifestyle
Managing Director

HU

LinkedIn
Lola Onipko

Lola Onipko

IAmRemarkable
Facilitator Mentor at Equilibrium programme

CZ,UA

LinkedIn
eden-levin

Eden Levin

Over the Ofek
Business Owner

DE,IL

LinkedIn
maria-balogh-mazi

Maria Balogh-Mazi

STRT Holding
CMO

HU

LinkedIn

Emese Pancsa

Compocity
CEO & Founder

HU

LinkedIn
Merlin Seeman

Merlin Seeman

Symmetrista
Co-founder

EE

LinkedIn
Kaie Kaas-Ojavere

Kaie Kaas-Ojavere

KIUD Packaging (Low imPACK)
CEO & Founder

EE

LinkedIn
Zuzana Pětníková

Zuzana Pětníková

Co-founder of Women of the North
CMO at Inago

CZ

LinkedIn

Maria-Joanna Schaecher

viMUM
Co-founder

DE

LinkedIn

Tereza Všetečková

Women in business of Pardubice Region
President

CZ

LinkedIn
Bettna Juhász

Bettina Juhász

Mélylevegő projekt
Co-founder, psychologist

HU

LinkedIn
Natalja Napsep

Natalja Napsep

Bidrento
COO & Co-founder

EE

LinkedIn

Uzoma Agba

Seedstars
Startup Advisor

DE

LinkedIn

Katerina Chantzi

Lysistrate NGO & BinFree
Co-founder & Founder

EE

LinkedIn
Edit Ditte Szabó

Edit Ditte Szabó

Ditte Digita
Digital marketing executive & trainer

HU

LinkedIn
Landa Grembi

Landa Grembi

Women Network Equality in Decision Making
Strategic Consultant

Al, AT

LinkedIn
Réka Bittera

Réka Bittera

The Good Persona Consultancy & Community
Founder

HU

LinkedIn

Csenge Tassonyi

The Good Persona Consultancy & Community
Co-founder

HU

LinkedIn
SzilviaFilep

Szilvia Filep

Coworking Hungary Association
Founder

HU

LinkedIn

News  

May 22, 2024

Female Founders Summit

On 22 May, Tallinn hosted the Female Founders Summit by Womenture: Let's Woman up the Business!, which brought together participants from all over Europe. The aim of the event was to promote female entrepreneurship and provide a platform for women to share their ideas and experiences. Womenture is…

Mar 25, 2024

Get to know Womenture startups

20 wonderful, idea-stage teams joined our 7-week pre-acceleration program, focusing on the needs of female entrepreneurs! 💼🚀 Check them out here.

Mar 20, 2024

Who supported our female focused innovation hub?

In Womenture's Pre-Acceleration programme, the teams could meet 41 amazing speakers and mentors. Do you want to get to know aome of them?

Great Interest in Womenture's
Jan 15, 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. The selection process was challenging due to the high quality of submissions, showcasing the global interest in fostering innovation among…

Womenture Shines Spotlight
Nov 21, 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…

Sep 14, 2023

Ecosystem spotlight

To take strides forward, you must first assess your current position That’s how our meta-analysis concept was born in the Womenture project.. In a concerted effort to empower and uplift female entrepreneurs, the consortium partners embarked on an extensive regional exploration. Through meticulous…

About consortium partners

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 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.

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

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 – 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

Design Terminal
Dex
Ternopol
SpinLab