Top Female Founders Summer School

Are you a female student or future entrepreneur with an innovative idea to tackle healthcare challenges? If you have a background in engineering, medicine, business or life science and want to level up your skills to excel in healthcare, then this programme is for you.

Blending online learning with onsite training in Vienna, Austria, our programme has been designed with insights from accomplished female founders and addresses the unique obstacles encountered by women entrepreneurs.

Receive mentoring from industry experts in big pharma, academia and healthcare as you learn to identify healthcare needs, build a dynamic team, create a business model, and pitch your ideas like a pro.

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What you get

How it works


Online e-learning phase includes live sessions:

  • Healthcare challenges
  • Value-based healthcare
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Creativity tools
  • Design thinking
  • Business model innovation
  • Stakeholder alignment
  • Project management

Onsite phase in Vienna, Austria:

  • Continuation of the group work
  • Leadership skill development
  • Mentoring sessions and visiting the industrial partner
  • Meeting with role models, successful women in leadership, start-up world
  • Exploring sustainability aspects of the city
  • Pitch development and presentation

Key details


  • Blended: If the student completes 80% of the e-learning course they’ll be invited to the onsite phase.


  • E-learning phase: 12 June – 3 July 2023
  • Onsite phase: 10 – 14 July 2023


  • Vienna, Austria


  • Free – Accommodation and travel expenses up to €500 will be reimbursed. Any costs exceeding this threshold will be the responsibility of the students.

Who should apply?

This training opportunity is open to individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • Female applicants only
  • Based in the European Union
  • University students or postdocs, with diverse educational background (engineering, healthcare, business)
  • Entrepreneurs aiming to found a company to address SDG 3.4 and SDG 3.8

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