AccelerateHER to host Germany trade mission for Scottish female founders

AccelerateHER to host Germany trade mission for Scottish female founders

Jackie Waring

A group of up and coming Scottish-based, female company founders will attend a market building virtual trade mission across Germany and the DACH region next month led by AccelerateHER.

The three-day event will include a masterclass session with Austria-based Lisa-Marie Fassl, a dynamic, global figure who is co-founder and CEO of Female Founder, an initiative that supports entrepreneurial women across Europe. Lisa-Marie is listed as one of Forbes’ ‘30 under 30’ European entrepreneurs.

Along with talks involving Scottish Government representatives in Germany and figures from the economic trade body Germany Trade and Invest, delegates will also attend a discussion with Austrian Asetila Köstinger, a renowned innovation economist, lean educator and impact entrepreneur.

With the support of the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, and Scottish Development International (SDI) in Germany, the event takes place from 1- 3 December. Among those attending are former AccelerateHER Awards programme finalists and participants including Kate Cameron, founder of the 2021 award’s MedTech and Science category winner Cytochroma, and Elaine Ford, founder of Electrek Explorer, who was named as the 2021 Rising Star.

Others attending the trade mission include Sarah Mintey (Developing Experts); Katharine Paterson (So To Company Ltd); Christine Matembe (MoneyMatiX Ltd); Janani Prabhakaran (Unbaggaged); Lynne Quigley (Know-IT Global Ltd); Alison Gray (Skillfluence); Karina Good (Belong); Anna Devitt (Comedy & Confidence Training); Carmen Cummiskey, (FOMO); Gosia Little (WeeChange); Ishani Malhotra (Carcinotech Ltd); and Jacqueline Morrison (Cedeco Contractors Ltd).

The mission is designed to provide a springboard to growth by sharing current market information and business insights and opening doors to new connections through the global AccelerateHER network. It will provide participants with an opportunity to showcase their companies to key business figures and globally-focused angel investors from the DACH region nations of Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

This latest market-building event follows other AccelerateHER trade missions to Germany, California, New York, Boston and Dubai in recent years. These have resulted in new investment leads and extensive new business for participants’ companies.

Jackie Waring, CEO of Investing Women Angels, the group behind AccelerateHER, said: “We’re delighted to host this wide cross-section of female-founded companies on this latest AccelerateHER trade mission to the DACH region.

“Thanks to the immense support of SDI, Scottish Enterprise and the Scottish Government, we have pulled together a fantastic programme which will put these emerging founders in front of some exceptional individuals, including Lisa-Marie Fassl, one of Europe’s most highly regarded female business figures. The three-day event will provide an ideal platform for participants to promote their companies to a number of global investors.”

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