Starting in October 2017, HHL will offer a special semester-long program designed to support female entrepreneurs from the MINT sectors on their way to their own company. Each semester up to seven women will be selected for the “Gründerinnenstipendium” (Scholarship for female founders). In workshops, seminars, and events with HHL faculty and other experts, they will enhance their business skills, discuss female-specific problems in building an own company, and challenge each other’s ideas. Most importantly, the participants will benefit from one-on-one business coaching and mentoring by experienced female entrepreneurs and managers. The program is funded by the European Social Fund and the State of Saxony and can, therefore, be offered for free.
We are excited to be able to start this new program and hopefully convince more women to realize their business ideas. Especially in the MINT sector female start-ups are still scarce. This may be due to several reasons like the challenge to combine job, family and own interests, or the lack of role models, or simply fear of failing. We want to move the participants out of their comfort zone to bring them closer to realizing their own potential.
You still have the chance to join the program as participant, coach, or mentor. We are also looking for sponsors to be able to offer the participants not only intellectual input but also a monthly stipend for the duration of the program. If you want to get involved and/or want further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.