Supporting the growth of the most promising female founders in Europe ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ
Apply for the next cohort starting July 22nd, 2024!

Applications close on July 12th, 2024

Our Manifesto

A global survey by HolonIQ shows that only 13% (104) of women CEO lead the top 800 Edtech companies worldwide compared to 87% of men, despite women playing a prominent role in positions such as school teachers and principals (70% of the world's primary school teachers are women).

We want to change that by helping existing women founders grow their business and becoming role models for the next generation of entrepreneurs.

We believe in the power of networks. With this fellowship we wish to revisit traditional business networks to make this one more result-oriented in order to help female-led businesses step up:

The female edtech fellowship is meant to be a strong business focused network for the most promising women founders in European Edtech.

Our fellowship is dedicated to women ready to help each other and benefit from the collective knowledge & intelligence to scale and solve business issues.

Letโ€™s join forces and pull together for a brighter future.

Building a strong business network for women to help them scale

Increasing the access to funding opportunities

Strengthening an ecosystem for women entrepreneurs and inclusive startups

We have three main missions:

And the ambitious vision of a world where....

Women represent 50% of Edtech founders in Europe by 2030

Startups including at least one woman co-founder get 50% of funding by 2030

Women who participate in our fellowship see their business grow significantly after the programme

Charlotte von Dryander ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Co-founder, Sirius

Our 5th cohort of fellows๐Ÿ”ฅ

Kosima Kovar ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น
Co-founder, Ada App

Maria Le Mura ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
Co-founder, Beyond Words

Eloรฏse Ghertman ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
CEO, Gymglish

Petra Mestrom ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ
Founder, Greenscreenbox

Marion Berthaut ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
Co-founder, Mobidys

Jessica Zeller ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Co-founder, Edkimo

Natalia Pereldik ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
Co-founder, Funexpected

Eva van Leeuwen ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ
Co-founder, Young Heroes

Elisabeth Schmoutziguer Bender ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ
Co-founder, Grasple

Anna Kraft ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช
CEO, Lexplore

Nejma Belkhdim ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Co-founder,

Our 4th cohort of fellows๐Ÿ”ฅ

Taina Mikkola ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Co-founder, TinyApp

Katrin-Ann Orbeta ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Co-founder, Mash&co

Anna Gawin ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Co-founder, Apprentigo

Joya Silva ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Co-founder, Silber Salon

Lieselot Declercq ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Co-founder, D-teach

Kristine Brown ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Founder, Chalkboard

Henny Hoekstra ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Co-founder, Pluvo

Iris E. Gisladottir ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Co-founder, Evolytes

Skaiste Lazdauskaite - Ivanauske ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น Co-founder, Scoolsy

Olga Ruf-Fiedler ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Co-founder, Cat'n'Clever

Anke Paulick ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Co-founder, Evoach

Anna Stephenson ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Co-founder, IPI Education

Our 3rd cohort of fellows๐Ÿ”ฅ

Alma Moya Losada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Co-founder, Aequaland

Kavitha Ravindran ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Co-founder, SAInaptic

Mihaela Kawinska ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Co-founder, Bloomcoding

Caro Aschemeier ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Co-founder, Deutschfuchs

Marloes van Gasteren ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Co-founder, SpringLab

Daisy Hill ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Co-founder, Zzish

Bien Vanderstappen ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Co-founder, TEO training

Kelly Lilles ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช
Co-founder, Alpa Kids

Nina Wieretiล‚o ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ Co-founder, Educat Study

Amanda Maiwald ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Co-founder, Complori

Somayeh Aghnia ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Co-founder, Word Up

Aleksandra Maravic ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Co-founder, Beyond The Box

Jurgita Jaruลกeviฤienฤ— ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น Co-founder, Mokosi

Our 2nd cohort of fellows๐Ÿ”ฅ

Kaisa Vuorinen ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Co-founder, Positive Learning

Stine Schulz ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Founder, learningbank

Cristina Angelillo ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Co-founder, Marshmallow Games

Mervi Palander ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Co-founder, GraphoGame

Elia Barahona Mรกrquez ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Co-founder, ClassOnLive

Sylvie Milverton ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Co-founder, Lynx Educate

Diana Knodel ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Co-founder, Fobizz

Ingrid Skrede ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด Co-founder, Ludenso

Miriam Mertens ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Co-founder, DeepSkill

Aleksandra Kozera ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ Founder, The Village

Sara Zetterberg ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Co-founder, Haldor

Catherine de Vulpilliรจres ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Co-founder, EvidenceB

Aude Gueneau ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Founder, Plume

Claudia Rademaker ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Co-founder, Dugga

Our 1st cohort of fellows๐Ÿ”ฅ

Anna Iarotska ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Founder, Robowunderkind

Dora Palfi ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Co-founder, ImagiLabs

Sari Hurme-Mehtรคlรค ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Co-founder, KideScience

Nele Mletschkowsky ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Co-founder, Quofox

Riccarda Zezza ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Co-founder, Lifeed

Monika Katkute ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น Founder, Teachers Lead Tech

Dasha Abramova ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Founder, Codabra

Nathalie Lesselin๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Founder, Kokoro Lingua

Marie Mรฉrouze ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Founder, Marbotic

Kadri Tuisk ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช Founder, Clanbeat Education

Emilie Joly๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Co-founder, Zoe

Madeleine Wolf ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Co-founder, VisionYOU

Dorka Horvath ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ Co-founder, Bookr Kids


Testimonials from our alumni

"The best thing that happened to me in the entire year! Sometimes I felt very lonely in the Edtech space, but the program gave me a real community and plenty of first-hand knowledge and experience." Dorka Horvath, Co-founder, Bookr Kids ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ

The best mentors for me in my startup years have been the other female edtech fellows who understand the challenges and opportunities in this industry. The knowledge, passion and support from this cohort has been highly valuable. You should not miss the opportunity to join FEF! Sari Hurme-Mehtรคlรค, Co-founder, Kide Science ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ

COME&JOIN! It is an amazing opportunity to connect with incredible entrepreneurs sharing the same challenges, exchange best practices, meet exceptional experts in EdTech and growth. I strongly recommend this fellowship! Nathalie Lesselin, Founder, Kokoro Lingua ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ

"Being connected to so many bright women and being able to openly share your challenges and support each other is invaluable. I highly recommend this program." Anna Iarotska, Co-founder, Robo Wunderkind ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น

"I learned more during the FEF week-end get-together, than I did in the entire year by myself. You should join this programme!" Ingrid Skrede, Co-founder, Ludenso ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด

"This is the best and most supportive community of highly talented female entrepreneurs I've ever found" Miriam Mertens, Co-founder, Deepskill ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช

"It's been so special to join this amazing group of female founders - a true community that offers support, insights, shared experiences. Highly recommended!" Sylvie Milverton, Co-founder, Lynx Educate ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท

"The FEF has truly made a significant difference for me. It served as a real accelerator in my experience, offering valuable and actionable insights on various strategic aspects." Nejma Belkhdim, Co-founder, ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท

"The program has given new insights and practical tips on how to take one's own business forward. The best part has been getting to know outstanding female entrepreneurs with a strong passion for making an impact and building a successful business. It is a privilege to be part of this group. I highly recommend applying!" Taina Mikkola, Co-founder, TinyApp ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ

"What a transformative journey. The invaluable skills, diverse perspectives, and lifelong connections I gained have propelled me forward. Joining this cohort is an investment in personal and professional growth. Don't miss this opportunity!" Lieselot Declercq, Co-founder, d-teach ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช

"This invaluable program equips entrepreneurs with essential skills, fosters personal growth, and creates lasting connections within the entrepreneurial ecosystem." Kavitha Ravindran , Co-founder, sAInaptic ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Some of our guest speakers

They spend time talking about their story and sharing their skills with our fellows.

Want to become a fellow?

We are looking for 10-15 fellows for a 6th cohort starting July 22nd, 2024.

Our fellowship is a 6-month programme for women founders in Edtech and includes collective problem solving sessions, live online thematic discussions with experts, one week-end offline to get together and build even stronger links. It's a 2 hours per month commitment for each fellow. Participation fee is 1500โ‚ฌ per fellow for the entire programme (mid-programme retreat cost included).

You are a female founder

of an Edtech startup in seed/growth stage

based in Europe

& are available 1h per month to participate in the activities and one week-end to meet other fellows in person


Who's Behind This?

Beth Havinga
Managing Director๏ธฑ
European Edtech Alliance
Svenia Busson
Chairwoman of the board๏ธฑEuropean Edtech Alliance

Founder and programme host

Our partners and sponsors

The Female Edtech Fellowship is run by the European EdTech Alliance, a non-for-profit that aims to work collaboratively to increase cross-border co-operation and innovation in education in Europe. We are a consortium of 25 trade and industry associations and accelerators and represent more than 2500 startups in Europe.