For more gender diversity in the German Startup Ecosystem

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Tech Startups – A male domain?

Only 20 % of founders in Germany are female. While male startup teams have already raised just under 30% external capital of EUR 1 million or more, the figure for female teams is only 5%. Do these numbers make the German startup ecosystem a male domain? Hopefully not, when you think about the lost potential. ONE MISSION is convinced that with more diversity you can take the startup ecosystem to the next level. For this, we support the campaign #25to25 by Svenja Lassen and Dr. Irène Kilubi to increase the amount of female founders in germany to 25% by 2025.

In addition to this, we are part of InsurTech Hub Munich since 2023 and are funded by Gründerland Bayern / Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy.

Why?

We believe that the potential of (tech) startups in Germany is by far not exploited yet. Gender-diverse teams are more innovative and successful. In around 70% of German startups, only men are represented as (co) founders. ONE MISSION wants to change this.

Diverse Team
Women networking

How?

With joined forces! Since 2023 we are part of InsurTech Hub Munich – a non-profit innovation platform uniting international insurance and cross-industry partners, startups, investors, academia and governmental entities in their quest to make the industry future-proof.Through their extensive partner network, we possess first-class startup expertise, excellent contacts and an existing infrastructure we work together to make the (insurtech) startup world more divers !

What?

Our goal is to drive more diversity into the German startup ecosystem. By 2025, the number of female founders should increase to 25% – more opportunities, venture capital and visibility for gender diverse startup teams!

How we make the difference

Community

Our focus is on spotlighting women, connecting them with each other and encouraging them to take the step into self-empowerment. Especially in the tech sector, where women are even more underrepresented. We are thankful for our partners that support us with this important task.

 Our networking events

Collaborations

We endorse the collaboration between female-founded startups and corporates to create a relationship, which is mutually beneficial for the two parties. We so, by strengthening the female participation in the programmes of our partner, InsureTech Hub Munich.

Programmes of InsurTech Hub Munich

Collective Knowhow

Sharing Collective Knowhow is one of the cornerstones at ONE MISSION. We firmly believe that by bringing together diverse talents, experiences, and insights, we can unlock the full potential of the German startup ecosystem. Through collaborative efforts and the sharing of knowledge, we are building a powerful network that empowers entrepreneurs and fosters innovation. It is the collective know-how of our partners, mentors, and the entire startup community that drives us forward in our pursuit of gender diversity and equality. Together, we are creating a wealth of expertise that not only strengthens startups but also paves the way for a more inclusive and prosperous entrepreneurial landscape.

Cooperation

Cooperation is at the heart of ONE MISSION. Together with InsurTech Hub Munich e.V. and Gründerland Bayern, two exceptional organizations that share our passion for creating a more inclusive entrepreneurial landscape. Our shared commitment to empowering underrepresented voices is a testament to the strength of our partnerships, and ONE MISSION is deeply proud to stand alongside such dedicated allies in this crucial mission. Together, we are rewriting the narrative of diversity by establishing ONE MISSION as the Diversity Initiative for the German Startup ecosystem.

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