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Tanja Sternbauer

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Female Founders | Startup Live

As the Managing Partner of Startup Live, the leading startup acceleration program in Europe and one of the largest startup communities worldwide, Tanja is responsible for helping founders implement their business ideas and connect them internationally with relevant players. Startups like Runtastic, Shpock, Codeship and mySugr are among the successful alumni of the program. Tanja is also a co-founder of Female Founders, the European Hub for female entrepreneurs, that empowers, inspires and connects. The network offers regular meetups, an international mentoring program and its own acceleration program for (prospective) founders and female-led ventures. In 2018, Female Founders was honored for its contribution to the Austrian startup ecosystem. Before her work for the European startup ecosystem, Tanja started her own startup HeyBeauty, a scheduling tool for beauty appointments at the age of 25 after gaining startup and venture capital experience in Berlin an Singapore. In addition to her roles as Managing Partner and Board Member, she is also an active mentor for startups and a speaker for entrepreneurship and diversity topics on an international level. Tanja is passionate about networking, personal development, digital trends and the CEE startup scene.