Building Bridges in the start-up ecosystem

With the inaugural “Building Bridges in the start-up ecosystem” event in Berlin, co-hosted by Blooming Founders, We SHAPE TECH and btov Partners, we want to support the female factor and its strategic importance in the start-up ecosystem and in the financing networks.

On June 21st, 2017, the first Building Bridges event connected female founders with venture capital and private equity investors, and representatives of major international corporations investing in start-ups.

Participants followed three conversations moderated by the hosts:

 Conversation between Natascha von Laffert (btov Partners), Miriam Wohlfarthn (founder & Managing Director of RatePAY) and Dagmar Bottenbruch (Start-up advisor & Business Angel)
 Conversation between Lu Li (Blooming Founders) and Elissa Freiha (co-founder of WOMENA)
 Conversation between Petra Ehmann (WeShapeTech) and Johannes Reck (co-founder of GetYourGuide)

The aim of Building Bridges is to build an international network for growing the ‘female factor’ and diversity in entrepreneurship, investment, and tech – breaking silos and building bridges across various networks is what we look forward to achieving with this ongoing initiative. The event took place in the offices of Roever Broenner Susat Mazars in Berlin, if you are interested to be updated on upcoming Building Bridges events please email to