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Startup Founders

In just eight weeks, we'll teach you the essential skills to advance your startup idea! Our experts will help you in developing your business model, teach you important tech concepts, and train you to deliver the perfect pitch.


These are the three pillars of our Startup Founders Track:

Business Concepts

  • Business model canvas

  • Lean startup

  • Sustainable economy

  • Marketing and sales

  • Legal and funding

Tech Concepts

  • Cloud based services

  • Minimum viable product

  • Artificial IntelIigence and data driven business

  • Python programming

  • Accessible Web design

Soft Skills and Empowerment

  • Pitch training

  • Leadership skills

  • Ask-me-anything sessions with role models

  • Community engagement

Experts in the Startup Founders Track und

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Ann-Cathrin Sieren

Ann-Cathrin is part of a recent startup in the German Ruhr ecosystem: BRYCK. She works there as a Senior Creative Concept Developer.

In the curriculum of the Femme Forward Startup Founders Program, she oversees the module 'Marketing & Brand Development'.

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Barbara Lampl

Barbara Lampl is a passionate math nerd and experienced Data Scientist. Her specialty lies at the intersection of Finance, Psychology, and Data Science.

In the curriculum of the Femme Forward Startup Founders Program, she oversees the module 'AI & Data Driven Business'.

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Berkant Bostan

Berkant Bostan is the founder and CEO of bost&, where he develops innovative digital products and services for multicultural target audiences.

In the curriculum of the Femme Forward Startup Founders Program, he oversees the "Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship" modules.

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Carolin Desirée Töpfer

Carolin is the founder of Cyttraction and is a dedicated and certified data protection officer and IT forensics CERT specialist.

In the curriculum of the Femme Forward Startup Founders Program, she oversees the "Cybersecurity" module.

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Céleste Kleinjans

Céleste is a co-founder of the mHealth startup MINDZEIT®. She is also an author for Serious Games.

In the curriculum of the Femme Forward Startup Founders Program, she shares her inspiring founder story and is available for questions.

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Eugenia Gagin

Eugenia is a co-founder of Dentalheld.de. This year, she launched her second project, Climb & Rise.

In the curriculum of the Femme Forward Startup Founders Program, she shares her founding story and answers your questions.

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Hannah Jensen

Hannah is the founder of 57Mobil and works for the "Women Entrepreneurs in Science" project at Bergische Universität.

In the curriculum of the Femme Forward Startup Founders Program, she conducts a workshop on the topic of "Find your purpose."

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Imelda Blicker

Imelda is a Scrum Master and Agile consultant. She guides topics related to agility and innovation.

In the curriculum of our Femme Forward Startup Founders Program, she oversees the "Design Thinking & Scrum" module.

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Laura Kohler

Laura Kohler is the Head of Startup Business and a board member at BRYCK, and she is an expert in startup coaching and sustainability.

 

In the curriculum of our Femme Forward Startup Founders Program, she oversees the "Sustainable Economy" module.

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Melisa Manrique

Melisa advocates for topics such as female migration, BIPOC representation, and social entrepreneurship, and she is an expert in storytelling.

In the curriculum of the Femme Forward Startup Founders Program, she conducts a session on storytelling.

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Oliver Vaupel

Oliver is the owner of the ovau design studio and advises companies and designers on the design and implementation of accessible websites.

In the curriculum of the Femme Forward Startup Founders Program, he oversees the "Accessible Web Design" module.

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Dr. Rümeysa Gündüz Can

Rümeysa is a project manager in the field of NeuroTech, with a background in psychology and neuroscience, and she is an ICF-certified coach.

In the curriculum of the Femme Forward Startup Founders Program, she conducts a session on leadership.

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Sabrina Steffan

Sabrina, LL.M., is a tax consultant with a special focus on corporate legal issues.

She is an expert in employee participation in startups and the entrepreneur status of supervisory board members.

In the curriculum of the Femme Forward Startup Founders Program, she oversees the "Legal & Tax" module.

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