Are you a tech-student or a PhD and are you considering to start your own business? Join SheLaunches and boost your Startup!


Why SheLaunches?

Unfortunately, the start-up ecosystem is still too much dominated by male start-up teams and investors. SheLaunches is an online accelerator in which female PhD students work on a business case in a closed community. In 2021, She Launches won the Startup in Residence challenge ‘more female tech startups’.

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The program

The program consist of e-learning modules, accompanying material (presentations, reports, articles) and specific tools. Participants can get started with tools to develop a business model, such as the lean canvas, the value proposition and the pitch. Specific content is available for the dilemmas that aspiring female tech entrepreneurs may experience due to their situation as tech PhD students. Everything in a community of PhD students, coaches, investors and other stakeholders.

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She Launches is initiated by

The team consists of two core members, Gilles Meijer (founder Golden Egg Check, Scout in Science) and Marjo Nieuwenhuijse (founder Serious VR, Nieuwenhuijse Innovatie Advies). In the past Marjo and Gilles have set up the Entrepreneurial Researcher Bootcamp and organized more than 10 editions, guided more than 100 scientists through the boot camp and other services, resulting in more than 20 spin-offs.

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