Female Entrepreneurship



The Startup Heatmap revealed in it´s latest report that women entrepreneurs still make up only 15.5% of Europe’s founders and raise 38% less funding than their male counterparts when starting under the same conditions.
To understand what must be changed and how female founders can get support in Europe, we bring together Europe’s leading incubators and accelerators to discuss with the community. Female founders and everyone interested can ask any question about how female founders are faring around Europe or on how to get support.

Every question will be checked by our moderators and then forwarded to our mentors.

Ask Any Question

Meet international peers & Support Programs

Get Business or TEchnology Advise

REach a better understanding of the Data

LEarn how female entrepreneurs are working in other countries

Only together we can grow faster

Launch Date 10th November 2020

You can already send your question before to make sure we have a good number of questions on the launch date!

What makes a good question

  • Use clear, easily understandable language
  • Be precise and formulate a clear ask
  • Be thoughtful, and don’t overburden the mentor with too many or too broad requests
  • Present some background and share the current state of your company

Join the Launch Event on 10th Nov

Presentation of the

Women Entrepreneur Report

by Startup Heatmap Europe 10th November 14:30-16:00 CET via Zoom

Lisa McMullan

Director for Development & Consultancy at The Women’s Organisation (The WO), an award-winning social enterprise that has been successfully promoting women’s economic and enterprise development since 1996.
Supporting enterprise development through training and mentoring for entrepreneurs, social enterprises and those working to support them.

My experience of working directly with would-be entrepreneurs, small business owners and social enterprise leaders directly informs the programmes I now develop and facilitate to support entrepreneurs and enterprise educators alike.


Terezia Jacova

Terezia is an investment manager at Neulogy Ventures, focused on investing in early-stage startups in the CEE region. Terezia is passionate about innovation in healthcare and actively supports female entrepreneurs. She has co-founded an initiative Lumus Investment that educates and connects female angel investors with founders.


Mónika Alíz Mészáros

Mónika Alíz MÉSZÁROS is the owner and managing director of Intellexi Ltd., holds 20 years of experience as manager, mentor, (lead) beneficiary and subcontractor in the preparation, implementation and follow-up of various international funded projects (e.g. H2020, COSME – Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs, CIP Eco Innovation, Danube Transnational Program – South-East Europe Program, Interreg-IPA CBC Hungary-Serbia, Interreg V-A Slovakia-Hungary Cooperation Program and EuropeAID) to name a few. Mónika has been involved in international projects worth more than EUR 100 m during the appr. two decades and she is an official evaluator of the EIC accelerator (former SME instrument). In the framework of the H2020 program, Mónika provides tailored consultancy, coaching and mentoring in internationalization for SMEs, with special emphasis on start-ups (projects: CommBeBiz, Vizzata, fet2rin, SmartEEs and ACTTIVAte). She is the founding member of the Union of Hungarian Women Association.


Stella Kasdagli

Stella Kasdagli is the co-founder of Women On Top, a non profit organisation working to eliminate the obstacles that women still face in their quest for equal representation in the workplace. She is also the co-founder of the Bookworm online book club and of the Mentorkids mentoring network, which offers professional orientation mentoring to 15 to 18-year olds. She has been facilitating workshops around body image, social activation and the creative use of digital media for teens. She has studied French Literature in Athens, Greece, and Media Studies in London, and has worked for 10+ years as a women’s magazine and online editor. She has published eight books for the empowerment of girls, women and teens. She lives in Athens with her husband and two daughters.



Alexandra Balkova

Being a Program Director at Startup Wise Guys, Alexandra has managed 50 early-stage startups from more than 20 countries in the past two years. Previously was running investments for a group of business angels in her home country — Ukraine. Currently developing a new acceleration program for sustainable startups.


Nina Nikolich

Swiss EP Program Officer – Startup Macedonia Cofounder – Womenpreneurs Balkans leader & initiator

Nina’s mission is to develop and strengthen the startup and innovation ecosystem in MKD and the Balkan region. She has been doing that from 2014 through the #MKstartups community and as an executive advisory board member and co-founder of the association Startup Macedonia. Strategically fostering collaboration and synergies among startups, partner organizations, policy makers, local and regional/international eco-system actors.