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Female Founders Summit Highlights Women's Influence in Startup World

Ecosystem

The Female Founders Summit, held in Tallinn in partnership with the Womenture Project on May 22 - spotlighted women's rising influence in the startup world.

Womenture project is guided by Dex Innovation Center, Spinlab - The HHL Accelerator, Tehnopol Science and Business Park and Design Terminal as the lead consortium partner, celebrating its 10th anniversary of developing talent management and entrepreneurship programs. The agency has started its first project funded by the European Commission, leading the consortium alongside Womenture. This initiative focuses on empowering women entrepreneurs and helping mothers re-enter the labor market.

The heart of the event featured the top five teams from Womenture’s 7-week Pre-Acceleration Program, testing new formats, tailor-made for female-founded, idea-phased startups. These teams showcased cutting-edge projects, from AI-driven educational tools to eco-friendly maritime solutions, reflecting a leap forward in technology and sustainable business practices. 

Key Innovations Included: 
Application Mastery: Using AI to help students craft standout applications for overseas programs. 
Vetee.ai: Offering 24/7 AI-powered veterinary advice, with plans for rapid growth and language expansion. 
Denning AI: An AI assistant that simplifies case law-based education. 
OceanCare: Creating safer marine environments with biocide-free antifouling agents. 
JobBuddy: Connecting job seekers with employers who value their unique skills and lifestyles. 

The journey of the five startups has so far been facilitated by the consortium of the four organizations above. 

Networking and Insights 

Besides pitches, the event featured a dynamic panel discussion with seasoned entrepreneurs sharing success stories and actionable advice. The summit also facilitated targeted matchmaking sessions, connecting startups with potential investors and industry collaborators.

Although the summit has ended, the journey toward a more inclusive startup ecosystem is just beginning, according to the organizers, with Womenture expanding its reach, holding workshops, educational sessions, and collaborative projects. 

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