In the last 3 months, 10 startups from 6 different countries, from Slovakia to France, have completed the “Grow F” accelerator by Female Founders. “We had an intensive program in these 3 months. It was always important to us to make the support as individual as possible”, says Lena Hödl, head of the program. The program supports startups with an MVP ready on their way to the first or second investment round or the market entry. “We support with intensive mentoring, 1-on-1 feedback on all aspects of business as well as networking with our corporate and investor network,” says Hödl. The path to success here is very individual. “Some startups have benefited the most from our intros to the network and thereby won large customers, others are now perfectly prepared to start fundraising.”
The Demo Day took place on Thursday in a relaxed setting at Vienna Business University. An exclusive round of investors and supporters of the program were present. Among others, investors from techstars, Hansmen Group, red-stars.com, clever clover, APEX and PUSH Ventures and many more were present. Not all startups were looking for capital, some are also scouting for additions to their advisory boards or customers. Here is an overview of the startups:
Gigapay, FinTech, Sweden, www.gigapay.co
FinTech for the gig economy. Acts as an intermediary between gig platforms and their employees. They provide the legal framework and payouts with all insurances, taxes and pensions covered.
Hedy Productions, Marketplace, Austria
Manufacturing as a service platform that uses unused machine capacities of SMEs to enable the production of small series and prototypes locally and in high-quality. A Software is the heart of the company, through which the entire order planning and processing takes place, from the calculation of capacities to logistics and invoicing.
Bespaced, Marketplace, Germany, www.bespaced.com
The platform provides exceptional B2B locations for meetings and events. If you want to hold an event in a museum at night in Vienna or are looking for a special location in another European city, you better check out Bespaced.com.
Delta Block, FinTech, France, www.deltablock.io
With its algorithms, Deltablock solves the problems of illiquid tradeable assets. This includes discounts in valuation and distrust in less frequently traded investments. Customers are companies and (crypto) assets traded on the stock exchange themselves, as well as institutional investors and stock exchanges that act in the interest of the attractiveness of their portfolio.
Thinkers.ai, AI, Austria, www.thinkers.ai
The company develops B2B search engine technology made in Europe. Using the solution leads to relevant search results and thereby saves many hours of work. The focus is currently on the areas of trend scouting, sales intelligence, market intelligence, research automation & venture scouting and media monitoring.
Book A Street Artist, Marketplace, Germany, www.bookastreetartist.com
The startup connects large brands with (un)known artists in order to realize large and unusual PR & marketing projects. Customers include Netflix, Thomas Sabo and other global brands. Last year, services worth over 1 million euros went over the platform.
MyExpatTaxes, FinTech, Austria, www.myexpattaxes.com
The ex-Cisco team develops global tax management software that primarily targets expats. As a first step, Americans living abroad can now submit their tax returns very quickly and for a flat fee; the service was used last year from over 100 countries.
Healthclip, HealthTech, Slovakia, www.thehealthclip.com
The startup enables secure digitization and mobility of your own health history. The user-controlled app enables the scanning of all findings and health reports and translates this information into the required languages. First pilot customers include insurance companies from Slovakia.
Mamis Travelguide, Traveltech, Germany, www.mamistravelguide.com
The team developed the first travel platform targeting families in German-speaking countries. The website enables families to get information about accommodation and inspiration for their next trip. All bookable accommodations are checked and family-friendly.
Finmarie, FinTech, Germany, www.finmarie.com
With its roboadvisor, FinMarie is aimed primarily at female investors who want to invest online and easily. The service is offered starting with small minimum investment levels. There is also personal advice and financial literacy workshops for customers such as Hubspot.
Another focus of Grow F is on the personal development of the founders and the team. “Disagreements in the team are a common reason why startups fail. We want to support here to create clear roles and to become aware of your own strengths and position in the company. ”For this purpose, Female Founders provides coaches and trainers from their network for workshops and individual training.
You can apply for the third round of Grow F until February 2nd through this website. “We are again looking for the most promising startups with women in the management team from Europe and beyond,” said Nina Wöss, co-founder of Female Founders. “The innovation potential of the idea and the scalability are important to us. In addition, we are looking for teams that think big and solve a real problem with their idea.” Participants join an alumni crowd of 20 teams from Europe and beyond.