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Difficult conditions : Only few women dare to Start-up

A silent apartment, no screaming children, no one that wants something from you. If the children are not even at home, to be more focused and work longer. However, instead of 18 o'clock ceremony's not until 22 at night. Many of the founders. Also Verena Pausder, co-founder of the Start-ups, Fox & Sheep, and the mother of three children. "Women gather first working experience, put money to the side and then decide for either the family or the Foundation of the company. To combine both is the exception rather than the rule,“ she says.

The German start-up scene makes it difficult for women to establish a successful Start-up. And the compatibility of family and profession is for women a larger role than for men. Both findings come from the Female Founder of the Monitor, published by the Bundesverband Deutsche Startups on Thursday.

To be established, therefore, only 15.1 percent of German Start-ups by women. The proportion of founders was 2018 in comparison to the previous year at 14.6 percent. A standstill. Germany's Start-up scene is not alone. At the sites of the most innovative Start-ups a similar picture: The share of Start-up founders in Silicon Valley, for example, at 16 per cent, in London it is 15 percent in Tel Aviv eight percent.

mothers with children work almost six hours less than entrepreneurs without children. Whether the mothers based Start-ups suffer? Verena Pausder doesn't think so. "Women with child are incredibly efficient, because you by chopping your day consistently, and know where your priorities lie. I don't think so, that is a competitive disadvantage. On the contrary, Some distance and a fresh look on things is an absolute value for a Startup.“, it is stated in the study.

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the causes for the low percentage of founder of lights in the scene. Compared to men, women are significantly more likely to be alone and, on average, smaller Start-ups. Women, it was important to have a financially secure company, instead of being in the market to be more active and to grow. This established Start-ups owned by women are also less capital, according to the study.

working mothers clocking your day consistently

In the investigation, which was conducted for the second Time, took part 3747 persons, including 556 founders (15.1 percent) and 3181 founders were. The stated goal of the study is to motivate women to take more entrepreneurship. Female founders to be supported in your projects through Internet portals, the nationwide female founders Agency and other Advisory services.

A further cause of women in Start-ups are under-represented, the Association of traditional role images. This to write to women less economic, innovative skills and leadership skills. Thus, investors women and their Start-up would trust ups less and therefore, less financial support commitments - the Basis of a Start-up founding. In addition, investors associate a classic way, the success of a Start-up with aggressive Action and focus on rapid growth.

Verena Pausder wants from the policy, that parents don't get money only if you decide to stay at home. "Instead, you should be able to use it for a certain amount of time to organize the care of the child at home while you go back to work. This leads namely to, that women can earlier you were back in your Job and at the same time their child to care in the first year at home,“ she says.

A positive example of Berlin's Social Start-up CorrelAid, which advocates for the participation of women is active. Since 2015, the company has set for its projects and committees, a 50 percent quota for women. For Johannes Müller, the founder of CorrelAid, is the ratio important, "especially in areas where women are still under-represented". His Start-up works in the area of data analysis. If it were not for a project of enough Applicants, would the Team be active and try to approach women and to encourage an application.

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The Female Founder Monitor also shows changes to the previous year: - up entrepreneurs pay attention to in comparison to 2017-confident not only on the financial stability of your establishment, but also the potential to grow. Added to this is that founders are more courageous to network with your Start-up internationally. This seems to have financial success: women-led Start-ups plan to hold more capital than in the previous year.

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And as it stands now, the reconciliation of family and professional Work? According to the study's founders were involved inside a much more family-and would divide thus more flexible in their work. This also applies to Verena Pausder. As a mother and married to a founder-husband, they will often asked as to the compatibility of family and career. Her husband, however, hardly. Start-up scene, and family functioning, she says. Was it to show especially important: "as a man, it is possible to establish and to take care of at the same time to his family. Every man who makes more, relieved a woman.“

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