Fostering Female Entrepreneurship Iris Kronenbitter National Agency for Women Start-ups & Entrepreneurs Germany Copie 2 Partner-Meeting, Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Berlin, 21.05.2010
Approach / Motivation
Career pathway / biography of work
Business objectives and targets
Framework of action
Women Way of starting a business is different !
Data & Facts on Women Entrepreneurship
Most of Women Entrepreneurs start their business in the field of services
Women Entrepreneurs often start one-person-enterprises
Female businesses act often more in regional/local than international markets
Women Entrepreneurs start with smaller capital
Capital comes from family and friends rather than financing institutions
Women Entrepreneurs average employ only 2/3 as much as male entrepreneurs
European Social Fund (ESF) Funded by
National Agency for Women Start-ups and Entre-preneurs: Nation-wide body for all activities focusing start-ups by women and female entrepreneurs since 2004. Providing information and services for all areas and phases of company foundation, consolidation and succession for the political, business, academic and public sectors. Awarded by the European Union as Best Practice in 2009.
Representatives in all 16 states of Germany
Coordinating the state-activities on female start-ups
Acting as contact nodes for the regional actors
Representing bga on regional level
Organizing regional networks
Regular exchange of good practice between the 16 nodes
More than 1.700 regional partners :
430 Advisory agencies
960 Experts & Consulting Agencies
310 Networks & Female Business Centers
Cooperations with all relevant multipliers:
Chamber of Commerces & Crafts,
Ministries, Communities, etc.
Tasks & Services exchange of information experts‘ database education consulting data and facts networking innovations advice to federal government research services internet portal rising awareness
Information & Qualification & Consulting
News, statistics, fact sheets, research, etc.
380 current qualification measures like seminars, trade fairs, trainings, workshops, coaching & mentoring for multipliers & female entrepreneurs all over Germany
Start-up support, e-trainings, professional literature, campaigns, 30 publications, exhibitions, road shows, etc.
Access to suitable advisory agencies, experts and net-works of female start-ups and women entrepreneurs including their present profiles of know-ledge, qualifica-tions & references
Thematic current focus Business Transfer by women, Technology oriented & Innovative start-ups through women Selfemployment of women in the growing markets like the Creative Industries Connecting Research with Practice, Leading to Transfer into Practice Service sector approach, female Freelancer & Business Cooperations