HOW CAN I APPLY?
As we have governmental funding our Grow F accelerator program is free of charge and we do not take equity. Nevertheless, we expect full commitment from our participants. Therefore, we take a down payment of €1000 in the case of acceptance. We transfer this money back to you when you successfully participated in Grow F.
What is more, we take a success fee in the case of successful fundraising in the duration of the program and in the 12 months following.
- Capital raised €50-100k = € 3k success fee
- Capital raised € 101-150 = € 6k success fee
- Capital raised € >150k = € 9k success fee
The success fee is taken for each investment that is closed from the beginning of the program until 12 months after the program has ended. There are several exceptions like if there is already a term sheet on the table when the program starts or you drop out of the program. Find out everything about it during the application process.
The program will be conducted in English. The application can be in either English or German.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN RUNNING THIS PROGRAM?
The accelerator is running since the beginning of 2019. Before that, Female Founders has also successfully completed startup bootcamps, with earlier staged startups in summer 2017. Here you find our alumni.
WILL THERE BE A DEMO DAY?
Yes there will be a virtual demo day where we invite our whole investors network. What is more there are also further opportunities to present your startup to our network.
WHAT ABOUT THE SELECTION PROCESS?
After completing the online application, a Female Founders jury will shortlist a group of startups based on objective criteria We will schedule calls with all shortlisted startups for further clarifications. The acceptance/rejection feedback will be sent out shortly afterwards.
WHICH INDUSTRIES CAN APPLY?
We encourage startups from all industries to apply (e.g. Health, Femtech, Fintech, Deep Tech, Marketplaces / Platforms, Mobility & Logistics, GovTech, GreenTech)
WHAT DO YOU DO FOR YOUR ALUMNI?
We provide many services for our alumni:
- You have access to the Slack group and thereby stay in touch with a growing group of international female founders and experts
- Fast track to our “Everything about sessions”
- Access to our exclusive founders retreats (work in progress)
- Free consulting contingent of 5 hours by the Female Founders Team (Investor Relations, Term Sheets, Pitch Deck check, …)
- Ongoing invitations to events and other opportunities (tickets etc.)
- Discounted rates for our leadership program Lead F
- Access to all Grow F Perks (Amazon Webservices, Hubspot, Google Cloud etc)
- Portfolio Newsletter (work in progress)
Additionally we provide further consulting exceeding the free contingent.
Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org – We look forward to hearing from you!