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Call for tech-startups that are led by women

Call for tech-startups that are led by women In the context of the Digital4Her event, the European Commission is launching a call for EU startups that are led by women. While the event makes part of the "Women in Digital" initiative, launched by the Commissioner Mariya Gabriel for encouraging a more active role of women in the digital age, this call is specifically addressed to women entrepreneurs that bring new ideas to the tech market. "Digital4Her" is a one day conference event, aimed to bring together policy-makers, university students, women entrepreneurs, investors and anyone interested in the benefits of gender equality in the digital sector.

We are looking for 10 women led tech-startups, that are currently on a growing phase, to pitch in front of a jury formed by investors and startup programme representatives. Selection process The eligibility criteria for the startups are the following:
  • owned or co-owned by a woman
  • registered in an EU country
  • bringing an innovative business related to the digital  (e.g. IoT, fin-tech, HPC, blockchain, AI, cyber-security, e-health)
Eligible startups will be scored based on the following selection criteria:
  • investments and awards received
  • growing phase (market size for their digital product/service and current financial results)
  • plan for scale (new markets planned for expansion, budget forecast)
  • geographical balance (only one startup per country is to be selected)
The top 10 startups will be invited to pitch on 19 June 2018 in Brussels.

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