Rising Startups Report: 30 Innovative Women-Led Startups Shaping the Future

3 June 2024, Vienna – Female Founders, a leading advocate for equity in Europe’s Tech and Innovation space, has released their Rising Startups Report, featuring the best 30 gender-diverse startups from over 250 applications judged on the basis of scalability, and positive impact

The Importance of Spotlighting Gender-Diverse Teams

With 75% of funding rounds going to male-only teams and just 3% of capital raised going to women-only teams, it is clear that change is due. One of the ways that we tackle this at Female Founders is by offering a platform and a spotlight on female entrepreneurs, as well as by preparing them with programs like our 5-week investment readiness program, Grow F.

Meet our Startups at Lead Today. Shape Tomorrow

The 30 startups showcased in the report will be in person at Lead Today. Shape Tomorrow, Female Founders’ flagship event taking place under the motto of Redefining the Status Quo in European Tech. It is the event where startups, investors, and innovation and opinion leaders come together to shape a more inclusive future of European tech.

Pitch Competition on the Main Stage

12 gender-diverse startups in the pre-seed and seed categories all demonstrating scalability and positive impact – will take the main stage at #LTST24 and pitch to startups, investors, and business leaders. Startups will face off, and be ranked by judges from leading VCs to receive spotlight, visibility, and a prize from our ecosystem partners.

“We are thrilled to present to you the 30 startups that impressed our jury with their commitment to pioneering an inclusive future of tech and innovation in Europe – with their innovative approaches, scalability, and positive impact for us all.”
– CEO of Female Founders, Valerie Hengl