There are so many great events taking place around the topic female* entrepreneurship and gender equality / diversity in general. We want to provide an overview of all these events and support the many great organizations who are making this possible. We also invite you to join the Female Founder Community on LinkedIn – a place for inspiration, exchange and support!

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28.03.2023 18:00 — 20:00

Startup Stories Event – Female Founders Edition @ UZH

Are you thinking about founding your own company? Do you want to meet inspiring female founders? Are you curious about how it is to be a female founder in a male-dominated industry? Then join our Female Founders Event – free of charge! You will get the chance to meet four inspiring female founders and get a chance for a personal exchange during our fireside chats.

This event is organized together with the University of Zurich, the UZH Innovation Hub, the BEI Program and the Feminno Initiative and takes place at the University of Zurich at the UniTurm Restaurant followed by an Apéro to connect.

Organised by: STARTUP CAMPUS
Language: English
Cost: Free of charge
31.03.2023 00:00

SEIF Tech for Impact Awards: apply by March 31st

Applications for the SEIF's yearly Tech for Impact Awards are open!
Since 2011, SEIF organises a yearly competition for EU-based impact-driven entrepreneurs. This year, a category dedicated to Women in Tech for Impact has been launched for the first time. In partnership with UBS and Julius Bär, the Tech for Impact Awards give entrepreneurs valuable exposure and the possibility to win a total of 30'000.- chf. The Award Ceremony will take place on June 6th in Zurich.

More information here:

Organised by: SEIF
Language: English
Cost: Free of charge
05.04.2023 11:00 — 12:00

EO Info Session @ Impact Hub

EO is the worlds largest network for successful entrepreneurs. Impact members benefit from special deals, especially for the EO Accelerator program.

In this info session with fellow Impact Hub and EO Accelerator member Matthias Baldinger and Vincent Irrling, you will learn how the EOA program empowers you to successfully master your business with the right tools, accountability and community.

IH Members benefit from 20% discount on the EOA membership and can have a free trial day at one of the Learning Days (quarterly).

Organised by: EO Switzerland
Language: German/English
Cost: 0
18.04.2023 18:00 — 20:00

Pitch-deck Workshop with BV4 & Female Founders Initiative

Are you a startup that needs funding? Are you thinking about or just starting your financing rounds? Then join us for this workshop with BV4 in which you will learn how to create an attractive pitch deck for investors. After an input from the Senior Associate Elodie Huber from BV4, we will give the chance to 5 startups to pitch in front of the crowd and receive direct valuable feedback in this safe space. Please email us if you'd like to pitch.

Seats are limited so grab your ticket now!


17:40 doors open

18:00 Welcome by BV4 and Female Founder Initiative

18:10 Input by Elodie Huber

18:40 Startup Pitches + Feedback

Organised by: BV4 & Female Founders Initiative
Language: English
Cost: CHF 25.-
21.04.2023 09:00 — 12:00

Female Founders Coworking Morning Zurich

We are excited to welcome to you our upcoming “Female Founder Coworking Morning”. Every couple of weeks we are inviting you to join us and other female founders at one of the three Impact Hub Zurich locations for a morning of coworking and connecting in our premises. There will be room to work, Gipfeli to eat and coffee to drink in order to create an inspiring and motivating atmosphere.


09:00 Introduction Round
09:30 Thematical Input
09:45 Q&A
10:00 Co-Working
12:00 Finish

We are looking forward to seeing you there!
Your Female Founder Initiative

Organised by: Female Founders Initiative
Language: English
Cost: CHF 10.-
21.04.2023 11:00 — 12:00

#People&Culture Stories – Fireside edition: “Admin Pains and Optimal Operations”

One of the 11 most common reasons why startups fail: they underestimate team management. Many founders think once they hire someone for their people administration, the thing will run itself and they never need to think about day to day operations ever again. This is a big illusion. And one that can become costly if the structure and quality of your people administration and operations are not at the needed level. Do you want to how to manage staying away from this, and actively build a stable foundation for your people function? Then come to this interactive session and learn from a real-life story. Limited to 15 seats!

Organised by: 4di2
04.05.2023 18:30 — 20:00

Startup Stories: Meet the Founders at RUNWAY

In this Startup Stories, you will get the chance to meet founders from the RUNWAY Startup Incubator. Three incredible founders will share their experiences about pitching to investors, how they started their company and what you should look out for when doing the same. And of course: you get the chance to ask all your burning questions about startup life, the founding process and anything else you are curious about!

The event takes place at the Technopark Winterthur in the conference hall, followed by an apéro at the Technopark Bistro.

Organised by: STARTUP CAMPUS
Language: German
Cost: Free of charge - registration required
03.06.2023 09:00 — 20:00


The WOMEN’S HUB is a vibrant community that fosters collective growth. The WOMEN'S HUB DAY ZURICH is designed to foster personal connections amongst the participating women so that you move beyond small talk right away.
During the day, four incredible women will share their personal journeys, deepest visions and dreams on stage - not the Instagram-version of their story, the real story - right when they are in the middle of it.

You will also participate in an INSPIRATION WORKSHOP and there will be several group activities that will allow you to connect with the other women way beyond regular networking.

Organised by: WOMEN'S HUB Zurich
Language: English
Cost: CHF 249
23.06.2023 08:30 — 22:00

Wake!Up Leadership Festival 2023

Wenn Du...

... trotz grosser Verantwortung und hohem Druck gesund und vital bleiben willst.
... deine Unternehmensziele souverän erreichen willst.
... als Vorbild inspirieren willst.

Dann brauchst du alle 3 Ebenen: Körper, Geist und Herz. Und zwar im Balance. Und deshalb haben wir letztes Jahr das Wake!Up Leadership ins Leben gerufen. Damit Dir diese Balance auch nachhaltig im hektischen Unternehmeralltag gelingt. Du bekommst neue Inspirationen und praktische Tools an die Hand. Zudem hast du die Chance, dich mit Gleichgesinnten auszutauschen und neue, gewinnbringende Kontakte zu knüpfen.

Organised by: Success Partners
Language: German
Cost: 699 CHF

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