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Additional sponsorship for female business founders

Almost all experts agree on the necessity for more new businesses to be set up in Germany. Women business founders provide an enormous potential which has so far hardly been used. Even though, according to figures by the KfW bank, almost 37% of new businesses are currently set up by women, the potential is by far not yet exhausted. Therefore a new brochure by the Federal ministery for education and research (BMBF) is to motivate more women to become self-employed.

In the course of the “Power for women business founders” programme the BMBF together with the European Social Fund provides about 12.5 million Euros until the year 2010.

This brochure provides an overview about 20 projects which are sponsored in the course of the above-mentioned programme. Also presented is the German agency for female business founders.

The brochure is available in German language for free-of-charge download. GERMAN