"You will never influence the world by being just like it"
Female Founder Lounge is a curated community for female entrepreneurs, in which female leaders can find support for their startup journey.
After a matching procedure you get placed in a cohort of 10 female founders in a similar phase of the start-up journey. Together with your cohort you form your own tight-knit female founder tribe who share advice (e.g. best lawyer to use, investing advice), content (e.g. Financial Plannings, PR lists, etc.), support (e.g. recruits, journalist or VC investors contacts) and fun (e.g. social drinks just to vent).
Female Founder Lounge is connected to some of Europe's best networks and offers it's member access to experts, advisors, sponsors, mentors, corporates and vc investors.
FFL is committed to creating opportunities for exposure to its members, investing advice as well as coaching and support in the start-up journey.
Female Founders Lounge works together with forward looking European VCs and offers female office hours to female founders. During these sessions women founders can ask advice to professional investors in a safe environment and can get coaching for their business plans, strategy and pitch plans.
Female Founders Lounge taps into existing content networks such as New Female Leaders, TedXAmsterdamWomen and LeanIn Foundation NL to offer professional development opportunities and advancement support for female entrepreneurs.
In addition FFL collaborates with the training platform Lepaya to offer personalised soft-skills journeys for female founders.
Female Founders Lounge believes in networking and sisterhood. We organize events where tribes can mingle, so that women can learn from other women in different phases of the journey and different industries. Strong women lift each other up.
No, you can join FFL at any point in the start-up journey. If selected, you will be matched to a cohort that fits your own entrepreneurial phase. We do require companies to be venture-scale.
No, there is no cost to the membership for female entrepreneurs. As FFL is build on volunteers efforts we do charge a €50 administrative fee upon registration.
For vc investors we do charge a donation fee.
For us this means that your company is designed and intended to scale. We look for companies with large addressable markets, and founders who are serious about growing and building their companies. This can be for-profit, impact ventures or non-profit - key is that you are willing to scale and potentially interested in raising funds from banks or vc investors.
You can sign-up for our newsletter or join the extended female entrepreneurs community. In order to join the Founders Network please apply once you meet the criteria as described in the founders section.
In most cases yes. We will assess on a case by case basis whether you fall in the founder, (angel) vc investors or advisor category. We are also starting an angel investing and venture capital investing tribes for women - so make sure to join those if they fit better to your current position.
For all other questions, please reach out to us: firstname.lastname@example.org
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