7 successful female founders share their best tips on launching a tech startup
Silicon Canals: “With International Women’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to shine the spotlight on some female founders currently making massive waves. These 7 female founders managed to secure a spot in the top 10 of the Blue Tulip Awards. This competition is a year-round programme aiming to accelerate and drive breakthrough innovation. We asked them about their innovation, how they got into the game and what their advice is for others that want to succeed.”
Co-Founder Melanie van Halteren shares her tips for starting a tech company: “Nowadays we have the possibility to create a better world together using new technologies. CoVince founder Melanie van Halteren thinks today’s challenges are no longer exclusive to one region or country. Instead we are all equally responsible for becoming a part of the solution. That’s why she started her distribution and content creation platform with configurable VR, AR, AI and mobile-building blocks. I’m convinced that emerging technologies can help us achieve a better world but I experienced that even today it’s only available for a select group. I want to bridge the gap and make learning with immersive technologies accessible and affordable for everyone. For small businesses, the self-employed, corporations, young, old, rich, poor, physically or mentally healthy or challenged. With CoVince I really think we can accelerate people’s development by making it fun and effective.
To achieve success in the startup world, she wants female founders to not let existing structures and visions stop them. “You can always create your own role and add your own value. Create collaborations between people, expertise and tech. If you feel responsible for other people’s business as if it were your own, you’ll act accordingly and create valuable collaborations. Finally, listen to each other with attention and respect, but don’t get distracted by all the advice you get. Stay determined and follow your own path.”