In 2017, Heike founded a meetup called “Looking for Female Co-Founders”. Since then, she has grown the community to more than 1.000 members and has organized events in Berlin, Hamburg and Munich. “Looking for Female Co-Founders” provides networking opportunities for women and men alike who are looking for a female co-founder. The overall aim is to drive diversity in founding teams especially of tech-driven business ideas and to raise the visibility of aspiring female founders.
Heading the initiative in a voluntary capacity, Heike worked as a project manager in a data science startup and now pursues an own business idea called “Watermelon Intelligence”. She holds a degree in economics as well as in philosophy.
// photo credit: Steffen Kugler