Bachelor Thesis, Master Thesis or Project Study
📌 Key facts
Female entrepreneurship and venture capital are growing quickly, should be growing further, and gains more media attention. However, entrepreneurship and venture capital markets are private and thus less is known about the stakeholders, players, and people that make up the innovation, entrepreneurial and venture capital ecosystem. Making this tacit knowledge visible and thus analyzable is one goal of this work. Help us identify the German female shapers and leaders, how they connect, where they come from, and where they are going.
🦾Who We Are
The Chair for Strategy and Organization is focused on doing research with impact. This means we do not want to repeat old ideas and base our research solely on the research people did 10 years ago. Instead, we currently research topics that will shape the future. Topics such as Agile Organizations and Digital Disruption, Blockchain Technology, Creativity and Innovation, Digital Transformation and Business Model Innovation, Diversity, Education: Education Technology and Performance Management, HRTech, Leadership and Teams. We are always early in noticing trends, technologies, strategies and organizations that shape the future, which has its ups and downs.
- Research and identification of the relevant stakeholder of the German innovation system by category, e.g. entrepreneurs, serial entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, angel investors, business angel networks, family offices, universities, entrepreneurial programs, incubators, journalists, platforms etc.
- Interviews with VCs, founders, and opinion leaders (contacts available)
- Elaboration of possible, novel ways of dynamic visualization of these ecosystems
- Reliable and self-driven
- Enthusiasm for data visualization / network dynamics / venture capital / technology / entrepreneurship
- Ability to do sophisticated internet, desk research, and connect with practitioners
- Passion to learn more about the future and do research with impact
📚 Further Reading
Mapped: Most valuable female-founded companies across 102 countries
It's no secret that female startup founders face negative attitudes during investment pitches. Men constitute the bulk of early-stage investors (90%), and research shows that investors question women entrepreneurs more about the risk and losses associated with their ventures. This, when men are queried about their ambitions and achievements.
Investing In Women Isn't A Fucking Charity.
It's a smart, strategic business move, and more urgent than ever to invest in women. By Jesse Draper As I reflect on this character defining year, and honor the life and legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, I'm inspired by the fierce, courageous women who have stepped up to fight for a better future.
50 Female Entrepreneurs Everyone Should Know - Crunchbase
For Women's History Month, we are highlighting 50 female entrepreneurs to watch in 2019. These women are solving problems and producing innovative solutions, for all members of society. We've carefully curated this list from a Crunchbase Pro search , where we looked at female founders who have raised funding in the last year, as of March 19, 2019.
The World's 100 Most Powerful Women 2020
From fighting the pandemic to reengineering American politics, the influential women on The World's 100 Most Powerful Women list-including New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, vice-president elect Kamala Harris and voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams-are making history.
We Ask Men to Win and Women Not to Lose: Closing the Gender Gap in Startup Funding
Male entrepreneurs are known to raise higher levels of funding than their female counterparts, but the underlying mechanism for this funding disparity remains contested. Drawing upon regulatory focus theory, we propose that the gap originates with a gender bias in the questions that investors pose to entrepreneurs.
Women-founded YC companies
Below are YC companies that have opted into appearing on this list. We use an inclusive definition of "women" and welcome trans women as well as genderqueer and non-binary people who identify as women or femme in any way to include themselves in these listings.
Diversity in Venture Capital - NVCA-Deloitte Human Capital Survey Dashboard | Deloitte US
How was the study conducted? An email was distributed to 1,428 active VC firms, including NVCA members, asking them to participate in the study. Firms had the option to complete the assessment one of two ways: through a web-based survey, or through an identical spreadsheet.
#02 Judith Dada - Rising star in VC - why you should expose yourself to high-risk high-reward opportunities
Judith Dada is a partner and managing director of La Famiglia, a women-led Berlin-based VC firm that invests in seed-stage B2B tech startups. In this episode, Judith talks about how she ended up in VC and what biases she encounters as a female VC partner.
The Top 15 Most Famous Female Entrepreneurs (2020) | Wealthy Gorilla
Who are the most famous female entrepreneurs in the world? It used to be a lot more common for the majority of entrepreneurs to be male. However, in recent years the number of female entrepreneurs in the world has been on the rise. There are many amazing success stories to be heard from some of [...]
📄 Requirements to any Work
We do not want your research to gather dust in some corner of a bookshelf but make it accessible to the world. Thus, we warmly encourage you to create some or all of the following:
- Infograph - visually represent some of your work (find examples here)
- Slide Deck - summarize your research and possibly present it
- Extract most important sequences from podcasts, videos, and other media
- 3-4 Tweets about the most important findings and summarizing the topic
- optional: Medium Article - let people outside university know about your research and start your personal brand
📬 How to Apply
If you are interested, please contact Prof. Dr. Isabell Welpe (e-mail below) by submitting your CV and grade report. Please also briefly outline your tentative research idea (research question, data and methods, possible outcomes with a tentative outline all in word as *.docx)
We're greatly looking forward to hearing more about you!