The FEMALE INVESTORS’ DINNER brings startups and investors together and opens up unique pitch opportunities. The selected startups give their pitches over an exquisite 3-course menu at a table where selected VCs and business angels sit directly opposite them. The dinner event thus enables valuable contacts to be made in an exclusive atmosphere.  


Who is the FEMALE INVESTORS’ DINNER aimed at?  

We are looking for early-stage startups from the B2B and B2C sectors that deal with the topics of diversity & inclusion, people & culture, digital transformation or sustainability. Applications are open to innovative start-ups with high growth potential that are looking for venture capital of between €200,000 and €3,000,000 and whose team includes at least one woman (or a person who identifies as female). The focus is on the areas of Media Technologies and Media Platforms, Artificial Intelligence, Gaming, E-commerce, FinTech, Health Tech/Digital Health and SaaS. As it is particularly difficult to find investment in the gaming sector, we will ensure that there will also be investors on site for this topic area.  


What is the timeline for the FEMALE INVESTORS’ DINNER?   


  • May 13, 2024 – Start of the call for applications   
  • July 08, 2024 – End of application period   
  • August 29, 2024 – Jury meeting   
  • September 10, 2024 – Pitch training   
  • September 26, 2024 – 2nd Female Investors’ Dinner  


How do you benefit from participating in the FEMALE INVESTORS’ DINNER?  

The 24 previous INVESTORS’ DINNERs between 2011 and October 2023 have successfully paved the way for investments for many start-ups. For example, BMP, b-to-v, Frühphasenfonds Brandenburg, HTGF, HV Holtzbrinck Venture, Partech, Speedinvest, Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners, Ventech, WestTech Ventures and other venture capitalists have invested in alumni. In total, over 30 investments have been made 

In general, you benefit from the contacts for building long-term investor relationships and the well-founded feedback from our experts at the preparation meeting (pitch training). In addition, you can make many valuable contacts with the other founders, which will enrich your network.  

  • As a member of medianet, you will also gain access to over 60 exclusive events per year and a network of over 1,500 multipliers. The association offers you political advocacy, knowledge transfer, visibility and much more. Here you can find all the benefits at a glance.    
  • Through our partner META, some selected startups will also receive exclusive access to META’s Central Europe Startup VC Bootcamp, which will help you to achieve your marketing KPIs most efficiently.   
  • All selected startups can also take part in the exclusive workshop “How to find Business Angels” by Sebastian Schwenke, Managing Director of the Business Angel Club Berlin-Brandenburg 
  • Through our cooperation partner deGUT, all startups selected and admitted to the dinner will each receive a one-day ticket to Germany’s largest start-up fair, which will take place on October 11 and 12, 2024.  
  • Our partner, the communications agency CBE DIGIDEN, offers all participating start-ups a free initial website analysis.  


How can you apply? 

Please apply by July 8, 2024, using this form. An experienced jury of experts will review all applications and select the participants.  

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What does participation cost?  

All interested startups from the above-mentioned industries can participate free of charge with their pitch decks in the intensive selection and evaluation process of the approximately 14-member top-class jury. If you are finally selected and invited by the jury for the FEMALE INVESTORS’ DINNER, you will have to pay a participation fee of €75. This fee includes the preparatory pitch training by the jury, participation in the dinner, access to the investors and a one-year membership as a regular startup member of medianet and thus access to almost 1500 other multipliers in the media, creative and digital industries in the capital region.   


Which investors take part in the FEMALE INVESTORS’ DINNER? 

VCs at past events were: Auxxo Beteiligungen GmbH, BLN Capital, Brandenburg Kapital GmbH, bmp Ventures AG, Business Angels Berlin-Brandenburg, Capnamic Ventures, Companisto, DB Schenker Ventures, Deutera, Deutsche Börse Venture, Earlybird, EIT Digital, evalue Family Office, e. ventures, Gruner + Jahr, Headline, Heartfelt Capital, High-Tech Gründerfonds, hubraum, HV Holtzbrinck Ventures, IBB, innogy, JOIN Capital, Kepler Interactive, London Venture Partners, Porsche Ventures, Project A, Redstone, seed+speed Ventures, signals, Smart Infrastructure Ventures GmbH, SpeedInvest, Target Partners, Triple Dragon, Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners, VENTECH Capital, WestTech Ventures, Wille Finance AG, WLOUNGE and XAnge!    


Conditions of participation  

By submitting your application, you agree to  

  • the payment of a participation fee of 75€ (if you are selected for the dinner), which includes a one-year membership of medianet berlinbrandenburg e.V. for the year 2024,   
  • the use of your documents & data for the jury meeting (original documents will be forwarded to our jury)  
  • contacting you for all purposes of the 2nd Female Investors’ Dinner,  
  • communicating your participation (if you are selected for the dinner) in social media posts, on the medianet website, in the newsletter and other PR materials, 
  • visual documentation of the event and use of the images and videos for all online and offline public relations purposes by medianet berlinbrandenburg e.V.  


Become a partner for the 2nd Female Investors’ Dinner now!   

Your partnership will give you access to attractive and innovative startups and investors. Network with like-minded network partners, be part of the jury session and increase the visibility of your company through medianet’s communication services! Are you interested? Then get in touch with Anne Autenrieb, Project Manager SERVICES & GAMES! 

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