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17.05.2019: Female Founder Cup

For the first time in Spring 2019 the FEMALE FOUNDERS Cup is on the agenda: „Female business founders and owners contribute essentially to the start-up environment and economic success of Baden Wuerttemberg. The FEMALE FOUNDERS Cup aims to encourage female business founders to present their business ideas to the public” says the minister for economy. Dr. Hoffmeister-Kraut emphasized: „To support female founders with a vision of a start-up especially at early stages is the basic component of our state campaign Start-up BW”.

Ten female founders and/or female founder teams will present themselves on the 17th of May on the stage of THE FEMALE FOUNDERS Cup in Stuttgart.

As part of the start-up competition „Start-up Elevator Pitch” the FEMALE FOUNDERS Cup is searching for inventive business ideas and the best female business founders in our federal state. At the FEMALE FOUNDERS Cup there is an opportunity for the business founders and those who want to become one as well as female start-up teams to present their ideas, products and services within 3 minutes in front of a jury and public. Baden Wuerttemberg is the only federal state to hold a FEMALE FOUNDERS Cup as part of the "Start-up BW" state campaign launched in 2017.
In addition to the feedback from proven start-up and start-up experts on the business ideas, start-up projects and young companies presented, the participants have the chance to win prize money from the L-Bank and a further appearance at the state final in competition with the prizewinners of the regional cups of the Start-up BW Elevator Pitch 2018/2019 competition round on July 4, 2019 in Karlsruhe.

FEMALE Funders Cup application deadline: May 10, 2019, 12:00
Aspiring female business founders, business owners as well as start-up teams consisting of at least 50% females from Baden Wuerttemberg can apply, collect online votes and secure one of the ten places on stage of the Elevator Pitch on the 17th of May 2019 in Stuttgart. More information to be found at or per Mail at 

Founder’s Day in Stuttgart celebrates its 20th Anniversary on May, 17, 2019
A worthy occasion for the organization of the first FEMALE FOUNDERS Cup in Baden-Württemberg is the annual Founders' Day, which has been organized for 20 years by the Stuttgart Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) together with BeFF, the contact point for women and careers in Stuttgart. A success story that has no equal!
Just like the congress 'Stuttgart gegründet', which takes place on 17 May 2019 for the 5th time in the IHK-Haus in Stuttgart, BeFF wants to appeal to people interested in founding a business and young entrepreneurs from Stuttgart and the region to offer them a platform for information and exchange of experience.

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