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Start Female Founder Academy

Start Female Founder Academy


The Female Founder Academy is a cooperative project of the Unis of Bayreuth, Passau and Mannheim. Our motivation is to empower female founders since they are still a minority within the startup community. We would like to change this. That is why we have teamed up with the universities of Passau and Bayreuth to create an annual program which especially addresses female students and academic staff. Our goal is to sensibilize, qualify and inspire women from all sorts of backgrounds.

The Female Founder Academy is also intended to be a starting point for a federal network to continue exchanging experiences and knowledge.

This year´s academy is held at the University of Bayreuth from 18 to 21 April. You can apply from 1 March to 1 April here.

Infos at a glance:

Applicaton period: 01 March 2023 - 01 April 2023

Virtual information: 29 March 2023 from 12 pm - 1:30 pm

Date of the workshops: 18 April 2023 - 20 April 2023

Closing event: 21 April 2023

Fee: The Female Founder Academy is free of charge. Participants from the Unis of Mannheim and Passau have also the option of accomondation. Travel expenses might be covered.


  • University of Mannheim
  • Institut für Mittelstandsforschung
  • Gründerverbund
  • ESF
  • Europäische Union
  • Baden-Württemberg - Ministerium für Finanzen und Wirtschaft
  • Absolventum