Women TechEU

What is Women TechEU?

Women TechEU is a grant funding programme designed to support leading deep-tech, female-led start-ups based in EU and Horizon Europe Associated Countries. The programme offers funding and tailored business support services.

Overall Budget

€12mn (2024-2026)


€75k fixed lump sum

Funding Rate

Who can apply for the Women TechEU programme?

To apply, you must:

  • Be a female founder or co-founder of an early stage deep-tech start-up and hold a top management position (CEO, CTO or equivalent) in the company
  • Have your company registered and established in an EU Member State or Horizon Europe Associated Country for at least 6 months and a maximum of 8 years at the time of the submission date
  • Have raised <€1M in equity funding
  • Have yet to reach a high fidelity MVP

What activities can the Women TechEU programme support?

Applicants are free to decide and indicate which activities are required to accelerate the development, growth, and sustainability of the business. Examples include:

How to apply for the Women TechEU programme?

Applications for the first call are open until 30th September 2024, 17:00 (CEST) and can be submitted via the Sploro platform.

Online application form
3-minute video pitch
Investor pitch deck
CVs of the woman founder or co-founder and core team

Contact us to learn more about the Women TechEU programme.

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