FAQS

HOW CAN I APPLY?

You can apply via Google Forms and Vestbee.

COSTS? 

The Grow F accelerator program is equity free. 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 from € 50k equity investment onwards. The amount is set with 5% of the total investment sum with a cap of € 15k. This means (for example):

  • Capital raised € 70k = € 3.500 success fee
  • Capital raised € 150k = € 7.500 success fee
  • Capital raised € 900k = € 15.000 success fee

The success fee is taken for the sum of equity investment that is closed from the beginning of the program until 12 months after the program has ended. There are several exceptions like if you already have investor LOIs when the program starts or you drop out of the program. Find out everything about it during the application process.

LANGUAGE?

The program will be conducted in English. The application can be in either English or German. 

Do you only accept female founders from Europe?

NO – we are happy to welcome gender mixed teams to the program and startups from all over the world can apply!

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN RUNNING THIS PROGRAM?

The accelerator is running since the beginning of 2019. 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 interviews. 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

Additionally we provide further consulting exceeding the free contingent. 

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

Please reach out to carina@female-founders.org – We look forward to hearing from you!

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