Accelerator Program 

GROW F

Welcome to our

Accelerator for Female-Led Ventures that Shape the World of Tomorrow

completed batches

Alumni

Mentors

Who it is for 

Startups

A business model that is highly innovative, digital and/or scalable  

Diverse Teams

At least one female founding member with equal shares

MVP

A startup with an existing MVP or prototype and a solid business model.

Visionary & Goal-Driven

Determined to secure funding or launch in new markets through    Grow F  

“Grow F is enriching for anyone, but specifically when you already have an up and running business. Grow F helps you to re-focus, shape, refine and boost your venture without loosing touch to day-to-day operations.

Charlotte Specht | Co-Founder Book A Street Artist

What it is 

Grow F is our 3-month accelerator program that aims to kickstart highly innovative and scalable female-led ventures. It combines high-class mentoring, expert working sessions and personal development with individual support and a strong network in Europe and beyond.

The program accelerates a maximum of 10 female-led ventures per batch and runs 2 batches a year. It is designed to support startups that have a functional prototype/MVP ready, an experienced team and a passion to build something that will transform the world of tomorrow on their way to investment readiness.

The exchange with peers, mentors and experts helps you to take your company – but also yourself as a founder and team leader – to the next level. Grow F gives you access to our international network of high-profile investors and corporate partners. For any further questions, please contact our Head of Accelerator, Lena.

What you get

Tailor-made Program

Make it yours. We bring the experts, you work on YOUR venture.

Mentors & Experts

A dedicated mentor throughout the program and access to international experts

Corporate Sparring Partners

Invaluable insights and hands on knowledge gained through the corporate & start-up matching

Supportive Community

Create a meaningful network for life through like-minded peers and future partners.

 

Freedom from Costs

The program is charge-free and no equity is taken  

"I was blown away from day one about the diversity and quality of the participants of the program. The same can be said about the mentors and the experts involved. It really helped me to grow my company faster"

Nienke Budde | CEO & Founder Zezame

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  • Application Deadline

    Application Deadline for Batch #4

  • Selection Notification

    A jury selects the final round of startups. After individual calls you are getting selection notifications.

  • First Meetup

    3 Day Kick-Off Meeting in Vienna.

    We are working together, meeting with mentors, having workshops and expert sessions.

  • Individual Support

    1-on-1 Support, Coaching & Individual Intros

  • Second Meetup

    Second Meetup in Vienna.

    Again, focus lies on working together and getting external input for your business and personal development.

  • Individual Support

    1-on-1 Support, Coaching & Individual Intros

  • Last Meetup & Demo Day

    Last Meetup & Demo Day in Vienna.

    Present your call to action in front of a selected group of investors.

Our Mentors

Mentors are people who are by your side for the whole 3-month program. We match you with the right person for your biggest goals and challenges.

Georg
Hauer

N26 |
General Manager

Austria

Elisabeth Lichem

Acton Capital | Investor 

Germany

Namratha Kothapalli

Speedinvest |
DeepTech Investor 

United Kingdom

Daniel
Strieder

Cashpresso | CEO & Co Founder

Austria

Hannes
Aigner

Mikme GmbH |
COO

Austria

Rainhard Fuchs

Austrian Digitalisation Agency | Project Manager

Austria

Stefan
Haubner

Apex Ventures | Founding Partner

Austria

Carly
Hulls

Founders & Travel Writer

Austria

Sarah
Lechner

mySugr |
Regulatory Manager

Austria

Chris
Miess

CHRIS MIESS | Blockchain Expert

Austria

Thomas Rosenmayer

Speedinvest Pirates | Founder

Austria

Isabel
Russ

Russ Consulting | Startup Consultant

Austria

Camilla
Sievers

Media Group RTL | Head of Unit 3

Austria

Mirjam
Techt

Speedinvest | Associate Partner

Austria

Thomas Walbert

Innovation & Change Manager

Austria

Carolin
Zrinyi

Boutiquetravellers | CEO & Founder 

Austria

Our Experts

Experts are contributing in person to our program. They spend one unit in the program sharing their knowledge and resources with you.

Hilla
Ovil-Brenner

Techstars |
Managing Director

Israel

Ines
Streimelweger

Creandum |
Investment Manager

Germany

Armin
Strbac

Shpock |
Co-Founder & CEO

Austria

Gloria
Bäuerlein

Back | Business Dev. & Operations

Germany

Pooja
Ahluwalia

TheVentury | Chief Marketing Officer

Austria

Florence
Aretz

Adevinta |
Investment Director

France

Eva
Arh

capital300 |
VC Investor

Austria

Barbara
Aschermayer

TourRadar | Online Marketing Consultant

Austria

Susanne
Birgersdotter

Serial
Entrepreneur

Sweden

Christian
Deger

Payworks |
CEO & Founder

Germany

Tina
Deutsch

Klaiton |
Co-Founder

Austria

Nina
Haidinger

Mindful Leadership Coach

Austria

Hansi
Hansmann

Business
Angel

Austria

Katharina
Iten

Wille Finance AG |
VC

Switzerland

Florian
Kandler

GetFunding.How |
Fundraising Expert

Austria

Ruben
Knitter

capital300 |
VC Investor

Austria

Verena
Mai

Cashpresso |
Marketing Manager

Austria

Gesa
Miczaika

Auxxo |
Partner

Germany

Julia
Morrongiello

Point Nine Capital |
Associate

United Kingdom

Deepali
Nangia

Atomico Angel Program | Investor

United Kingdom

Charlotte
Paech

Speedinvest Heroes |
Senior Partner

Austria

Lukas
Puspök

PUSH Ventures |
Partner

Austria

Dieter
Rappold

Speedinvest Pirates |
Founder & CEO

Austria

Yvonne
Sammer

Moderator & Speaker |
Coach

Austria

Christoph
Schwarz

Growth
Coach

Austria

Sitar
Teli

Connect Ventures |
Managing Partner

United Kingdom

Rebecca
Vogels

All of the Above |
Founder & CEO

Austria

Petra
Wolkenstein

Konsultori |
CEO

Austria

Our Partners

Without our service partners this program would not be possible! A big thank you to each and everyone of them:

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