Supporting the growth of the most promising female founders in Europe 🇪🇺
The 2nd cohort started in July, apply for the next cohort starting in Jan 2023!
A global survey by HolonIQ shows that only 13% (104) of women CEO lead the top 800 Edtech companies worldwide compared to 87% of men, despite women playing a prominent role in positions such as school teachers and principals (70% of the world's primary school teachers are women).
We want to change that by helping existing women founders grow their business and becoming role models for the next generation of entrepreneurs.
We believe in the power of networks. With this fellowship we wish to revisit traditional business networks to make this one more result-oriented in order to help female-led businesses step up:
The female edtech fellowship is meant to be a strong business focused network for the most promising women founders in European Edtech.
Our fellowship is dedicated to women ready to help each other and benefit from the collective knowledge & intelligence to scale and solve business issues.
Let’s join forces and pull together for a brighter future.
We have three main missions:
Building a strong business network for women to help them scale
Increasing the access to funding opportunities
Strengthening an ecosystem for women entrepreneurs and inclusive startups
And the ambitious vision of a world where....
Women represent 50% of Edtech founders in Europe by 2030
Startups including at least one woman co-founder get 50% of funding by 2030
Women who participate in our fellowship see their business grow significantly after the programme
Our 2nd cohort of fellows🔥
Our 1st cohort of fellows🔥
Riccarda Zezza 🇮🇹 Co-founder, Lifeed
WHY YOU SHOULD APPLY
Testimonials from the 1st cohort
"Sometimes I felt very lonely in the Edtech space, but the program gave me a real community and plenty of first-hand knowledge and experience. The best thing that could have happened to me in the entire year!" Dorka Horvath, CEO, Bookr Kids 🇭🇺
The best mentors for me in my startup years have been the other female edtech fellows who understand the challenges and opportunities in this industry. The knowledge, passion and support from this cohort has been highly valuable. You should not miss the opportunity to join FEF! Sari Hurme-Mehtälä, CEO, Kide Science 🇫🇮
COME&JOIN! It is an amazing opportunity to connect with incredible entrepreneurs sharing the same challenges, exchange best practices, meet exceptional experts in EdTech and growth. I strongly recommend this fellowship! Nathalie Lesselin, CEO, Kokoro Lingua 🇨🇭
"Being connected to so many bright women and being able to openly share your challenges and support each other is invaluable. I highly recommend this program." Anna Iarotska, CEO, Robo Wunderkind 🇦🇹
Some of our guest speakers
They spend time talking about their story and sharing their skills with our fellows.
Want to become a fellow?
We are looking for 15 fellows for a 2nd cohort starting July 18th, 2022.
Our fellowship is a 6-month programme for women founders in Edtech and includes collective problem solving sessions, live online thematic discussions with experts, one week-end offline to get together and build even stronger links. It's a 4 hours per month commitment for each fellow. Participation fee is 1000€ per fellow for the entire programme (mid-programme retreat cost included).
You are a female founder
of an Edtech startup in growth (post-seed) stage
based in Europe
& are available 4 hours a month to participate in the activities
In Collaboration With...
SuperCharger Ventures is a leading global EdTech accelerator dedicated to both early-stage and growth-stage startup companies to fuel their expansion.
In March, 2021, SuperCharger Ventures launched the EdTech Female Founders initiative as a way to commemorate international women's day. #EFF is a permanent directory featuring incredible and powerful EdTech Female Founders from across the globe.
This initiative serves the purpose to raise awareness and promote female entrepreneurship in the edtech sector as well as building a network of support for fellow founders.
The European EdTech Alliance aims to work collaboratively to increase cross-border co-operation and innovation in education in Europe. We represent more than 2000 startups in Europe.
The European EdTech Alliance hopes to achieve this through creating a more deeply networked community which can work together to lower barriers for innovative ideas to be formed into tangible tools. In addition, based on the combined experience of the Alliance members, to develop standardized reference frameworks including interoperability, ethics and access.
Who's Behind This?
Chairwoman of the board︱European Edtech Alliance