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With TheNextWomen Female Founder Force Program women invest in women. Our program is designed for early-stage startups to gain exposure, valuable feedback and meaningful connections. Over 200 women-led startups apply, pitch, and train to become this year’s number 1. The last finalists Printr, Vastari, Plugify, Endeer and MT Art aised between €500K and €1M funding within 9 months after winning the competition. 

With this 7th edition of our sourcing program, we're supporting female entrepreneurship worldwide, in collaboration with a variety of Embassies of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, EY and StartupAmsterdam. #FemaleFoundersForce2019 calls for all ambitious women-led startups ready to grow their business to the next level. 

Who can apply?

1. At least one of the company's founders is female
2. Your business(plan) made >€20.000 last year
3. Your startup is between 1 and 3 years old
4. Your business has at least 2 FTE
5. You are looking for funding 

The winner will receive...

> An EY Growth Navigator in your country
> A full year TheNextWomen membership
> A chance to pitch for a place at Hearst Lab in Amsterdam
> Grand Final (December 18, 19 & 20, 2019)

Save the dates!

> Buenos Aires: October 7 & 8
> Lisbon: November 5 & 6
> Tel Aviv: November 11 & 12
> Amsterdam: November 27 & 28
> Grand Finals Amsterdam: December 18, 19 & 20, 2019

For the timeline, terms & conditions and more information, please visit:

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