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COMPANION Capital on Female Digital Founders Sprint Challenge in NRW

On August 21st, our Co-Founder Lena Stenger participated as finance expert in the Female Digital Founders Sprint at the innovative #Startplatz in Düsseldorf; organized by the Fe:male Innovation Hub and our Companion Zerrin Börcek (

This event was sponsored by Mr. Andreas Pinkwart who is Secretary for Economy, Digital, Innovation and Energy of NRW in Germany.

The event slogan and sprint challenge was "How to create an attractive place for digtal (female) founding in NRW to become amongst TOP 3 digital hubs locations in Germany until 2024?".

Within a 90 minutes event and short 3x7 minutes design sprints, 7 expert teams created solutions to the following key questions: networking, coworking & incubator, mentoring, girls for innovation, academy, innovation & digitalization and finance.

At the end Mr. Pinkwart could take a holistically designed roadmap home to his ministry for developing next steps to achieve his ambitious goal.

As COMPANION Capital we are proud to suport such goal-oriented and fast session with experts from diverse institutions and companies to create something new. Thanks to our Companion Zerrin to bring us to the table.

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Lena Stenger