There are still few female founders in the tech start-up scene. Why is this the case and what can be done to bring more gender diversity into the start-up scene? In this U Talk you will hear a discussion of female founders and an investor.
Everyone agrees that women have a big potential when it comes to founding a tech start-up. Women bring in very strong communication skills and different solutions to problems. Even investors start to push start-ups to have more female managers in main positions. But as women and men communicate differently, investors have to be open and aware to the differences and re-think the patterns they have for male start-ups.
Women have a higher motivation for business ideas with social impact. As many start-ups have recently shown that social impact does not exclude financial success, there will be more focus on ideas with social impact in the future – a big chance for female founders.
The importance of female networks will be discussed and how more women can be encouraged to found a company.
Dr. Friderike Bruchmann, Founder & CEO at MEDIKURA Digital Health GmbH
Eleonore Eisath, Founder at Beworm
Ekaterina Grib, Founder at KEWAZO
Dr. Ingo Potthof, Managing Partner at Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners
Dr. Iris Schwenk, COO, R&D and Founder at HQS Quantum Simulations
Susanne Traugott, Project Leader Women Start-up at UnternehmerTUM
Moderated by Dr. Anne von Wolff, Investment Associate at Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners