Women Entrepreneurship Week @ HHL


HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management Jahnallee 59, 04109 Leipzig, Room: Großer Hörsaal


Oct 25th 2019


Register easily online!

Meet top female entrepreneurs @ HHL

For the second time now, Women@HHL and the Female Founders initiative of HHL will participate in the Women Entrepreneurship Week (WEW).

On 25th October 2019, we would like to invite you to a panel discussion with three female entrepreneurs and investors, who will share their experiences about common challenges faced along the (female) entrepreneurial journey. The panel will be hosted by Prof. Dr. Vivek Velamuri.

PITCH your idea

After that, a PITCH CONTEST will give entrepreneurs (consisting of teams with at least one female founder) the chance to convince our investors of their idea and win 500€.

Finally, you get the opportunity to NETWORK with likeminded people over some drinks and snacks.

If you would like to attend the event, please register until 20th October 2019 for free via the following link!

What awaits you?

  • 5.30 – 6:30 p.m. Welcome and Panel Discussion (Female Entrepreneurs / Investors)
  • 6:30 – 7:00 p.m. Break
  • 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Pitch Contest (around 10 elevator pitches)
  • 8:00 – 9:00 Networking Time (Open End)

How do I take part in the Pitch Contest?

Do you have an interesting business model or idea and would like to share it? Are you a start-up comprising of at least one female founder? The pitch contest gives you the chance to convince our jury of your start-up idea (2 min. elevator pitch + 2 min. Q&A). The jury will consist of three female entrepreneurs and investors. The winner is awarded with 500€.

We welcome all types of early stage start-ups!

How to apply for the Pitch Contest?

Please send one of the following sources of information about your start-up idea to Franziska Greim (franziska.greim@hhl.de):

  • Pitch deck (max. 10 slides to show your start up)
  • OR the URL of your start-up’s website
  • OR a 1-page document explaining your start-up’s idea

Keep in mind: The application deadline is 16th October 2019, midnight. The selected pitch contest participants will be notified by 21st October latest.

Be part of this year’s