The Women Entrepreneurs Register is a curated listing spotlighting stories about women entrepreneurs and their startups.
The register includes interviews of women leading startups from around the globe. It is an evergreen catalogue we are maintaining for those interested in startups led by women entrepreneurs. This schedule, which includes each startup’s product / service offering, also includes links to the FundingSage interviews with the entrepreneur. Listings are in alphabetical order, with new additions on a continuing basis.
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Co-founder Interviewed: Jeri Frank – CEO
Overview: It’s all about efficiency, automation, and simplicity. We share the same experiences that you do with limited time, wanting to get the best returns on our real estate investments, and wanting to learn more every day.
Location: HQ – Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, Market in Northeast Ohio
CEO/President Interviewed: Nancy Aichholz
Overview: Aviatra Accelerators exists to empower female entrepreneurs; we enable women to start and sustain businesses by giving them the resources they need to be successful. Through our expertise in business basics, guidance from mentors and coaches, and access to capital, we continuously encourage our members to move forward, and we embrace them when they return, helping to refuel and reignite their passions.
Location: Knoxville, TN
Co-founder Interviewed: Alicia Caputo, CEO
Overview: Whether reaching the right customers more effectively through predictive marketing (e.g. predictive content placement), or increasing sales (e.g. predictive sales development), we increase ROI by boosting efficiency through sales-on-demand. We provide fully automated solutions with an over 95% confidence rating.
Location: Lima, Peru
Co-founder Interviewed: Adriana Cachay, CEO & Co-founder and Laerke Skyum, Co-founder
Overview: We want to convey a personal message using total transparency in our production chain. AYNI wants to prove to the fashion industry that we can make a difference doing an attractive, contemporary collection while still contributing to a responsible lifestyle by lowering environmental contamination.
Location: Bryan, Texas
Co-founder Interviewed: Alena Patapava (CEO)
Overview: In the past to record a track, people needed time in a studio, a producer and of course a beat. All of this costs money, until now… We offer in-app recording, distribution and streaming all on your phone. You can record a solo track, challenge someone to a rap battle, or join one of our many in-app Rap Tournaments.
Escape Room Virginia Beach
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Co-founder Interviewed: Kristen Sill
Overview: There’s a growing number of escape room enthusiasts that seek escape rooms to challenge their minds, often when traveling. We’re a great option for friends and family to enjoy an activity together. Our biggest impact seems to be with company team building events. Businesses use the escape room experience to build leaders, create synergy, observe employee interactions, improve communications, and to motivate their team prior to taking on large projects. A lot can happen when you put people to the test to escape a room within 60 minutes.
Location: Santiago, Chile (Latin America)
Co-founder Interviewed: Elena Lazareva, Co-Founder
Overview: Most people find legal documents boring and incomprehensible. Therefore, they rarely finish reading even the most important documents. I want to change that. We aim to help regular folks easily understand important nuances of such texts (compliance policies, manuals, codes etc).
Co-founder Interviewed: María Agustina Ibañez
Overview: We know that education is changing and teachers have to adapt and design new learning experiences. Another reality is that not all students assimilate concepts in the same way. Evaluados is a tool that contributes to this change. It creates new stages of learning and transforms the cell phone into an ally for education.
Co-founder Interviewed: Karen Melonie Gould
Overview: Offering members financing options from their financial partners. They provide memberships, both complimentary and paid, based on whether the customer wishes to access their fundmybusiness tool to raise capital, run a PR Campaign or attend events such as their weekly Fintech Law V Finance Events in London at the Rock Star Hub, as well as other major events across the UK.
Girls with Ideas
Location: Iowa City, IA
Co-founder Interviewed: Allison Poss
Overview: Our curriculum fills a need to provide research-based lessons that are fun to help girls build creativity, confidence, and leadership skills by coming up with an idea and making it happen. Unlike other programs that just say “Girl you rock!” We actually teach girls ‘how to rock’! Because we believe that confidence truly comes from trying, doing, failing, and trying again.
Location:Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, but GirlCrew is also located in the US, Canada, Australia, the UK and Belgium.
Founder Interviewed:Aine Mulloy
Overview: GirlCrew, unlike other social networking sites, immediately connects women with others in their city for nights out, hikes, brunches, holidays, and more. It also has in-built careers, entrepreneurship, and personal interest groups, where women can share knowledge and advice on everything from getting a pay rise to restaurant recommendations and make-up tips. We also verify every single member who joins the app.
Go Two Bag
Location:Albuquerque, New Mexico
Founder Interviewed:Dana Pomroy
Overview: Go Two Bag has indirect competition with the plastic bags designed for cleaning up after a dog. They are a very good idea, but as a dog owner, after I used one of those bags, I always thought, “Now what?” The Go Two Bag answers that question.
Gutsii Pty Ltd.
Location: Brisbane, Australia and Los Angeles, California USA
Founder Interviewed: Janine Zappini
Overview: People are too busy to prepare a proper diet, and food intolerances are one of the top challenges people have to face. Gutsii is the solution that is simple, convenient and affordable.
Location: Loveland, Ohio
Co-founders Interviewed: Christi Brown
Overview: With our app and safety collaboration platform, we are helping our clients achieve operational employee health and safety excellence so that employers can protect their number one asset – their employees.
Jamie & I
Location: Australia & Switzerland
Co-founders Interviewed: Antonia Bolla – Co-founder & CEO, Lidia Bolla (Antonia’s sister) – Co-founder & CTO
Overview: Jamie & I combines technology with fashion and is home to Jamie – the virtual fashion assistant. Jamie uses artificial intelligence to learn about your personal style and regularly sends you a curated selection of outfit recommendations tailored to your taste. Imagine a Spotify or Netflix recommendation engine for fashion.
Jawbreaker Entertainment, LLC
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Founder Interviewed: Heather Hammons, Managing Partner
Overview: Jawbreaker Entertainment is a music management and development company making a difference. By standing for empowerment, women in music, and continual support of the local music scene, they bring artists to the next level of excellence.
Co-Founder Interviewed: Naomi MacKenzie
Overview: KITRO provides customers with hardware and software that enables them to effortlessly reduce their food waste across the entire outlet. By providing customers with an overview of their food waste and suggestions on how to mitigate avoidable food waste, restaurants are empowered to adapt more efficient work practices and decrease their food waste.
LuckaBox Logistics AG
Location: Winterthur, Switzerland
Co-founder Interviewed: Aike Festini
Overview: Within only six months, LuckaBox built the largest platform of truly affordable on-demand delivery services in Switzerland.
Location: Dallas, TX
Co-founder Interviewed: Sunny Nadolsky
Other Key Management Team Members: Rick Jackson, Peter Sispoidis
Overview: We help imaging centers to attract qualified patients, and help patients find the kind of imaging centers that suit their needs.
Location: Wise, VA
Co-founder Interviewed: Karen Sorber
Overview: Water treatment costs for our customers is increasing and MicroDesalTM is cheaper than existing systems. At 1/10th the cost of distillation, it becomes viable to implement where not possible before. We recover 95% of the source water as clean water, producing a low volume highly concentrated waste stream that results in reduced disposal costs and valuable resource recovery potential.
Location: Maui, HI
Co-founder Interviewed: Jean Marie Johnson, CEO and Co-founder
Overview: any quality teacher can create classes on their schedule for MOJO to share their teachings globally and earn recurring commissions on the memberships they sell to students every month. It’s like getting to teach a class once and earn recurring income on it indefinitely.
Location: Founded in Knoxville, TN
Co-founder Interviewed: Courtney Jones
Overview: MomSource Network is not a job board but rather a network. We provide tools, training and resources to women that can help them stay engaged during a career break, return to work when they are ready or find flexible employment. The other special thing about our Network is that we encourage members to interact with their peer group.
My Job Studio
Co-founder Interviewed: Laura Angel
Overview:My Job Studio looks to optimize the recruiting and selection processes in companies from a month (standard time) to one day without putting the quality of the talents at risk.
One Seventeen Media
Location: Austin, TX
Co-Founders Interviewed: Beth Carls, CEO and Amy Looper, COO
Overview: We solve complex issues for children’s social emotional well-being with on-demand messaging that’s evidence-based, personalized & predictive. Preserving teachers discipline management time and saving schools money.
Location: Dallas, TX
Co-founder Interviewed: Dr. Laura Motta-Mena, PhD
Overview: We’ve developed a research tool that uses light as the signal to control genes inside of a cell. In contrast to drugs, light is a non-invasive and highly specific stimulus that can be easily applied to and removed from a cell. It’s as easy as turning on a light switch.
Location: Zürich, Switzerland
Co-founder Interviewed: Natalia Pinskaya and Olena Romanovska
Overview: RAGFAiR has found the golden area between exclusive, high-quality fashion products and affordability – all without overcrowding your wardrobe.
Location: Nashville, TN
Co-founder Interviewed: Kimberly Lannear
Overview: Scripturally Sound is a web app that matches Bible verses to song lyrics in one simple search, making it easy for music ministers to find scripturally-based songs to support pastors’ sermons. The platform is a digital solution to an ever-increasing tech-savvy demographic that includes believers.
Founder Interviewed:Olga Yurovski
Overview: Shopperations “fits like a glove”, because it was designed for our niche. We actively listen and collaborate with our clients to improve our platform, and our domain expertise allows us to quickly understand the essence of our clients’ work and their business challenges.
Location: Knoxville, TN
Co-founder Interviewed: Anna Douglas
Overview: SkyNano provides a low-cost, high-quality industrial scale source of carbon nanotubes, known as a world-changing supermaterial, which helps address the problems arising from our growing population and increasing energy demands.
Location: Santiago, Chile
Co-Founder Interviewed: Hua Wang
Overview: Our main product is an expert medical opinion – a review of diagnosis and treatment from a handpicked oncologist who is likely a chief or chair of a major academic medical department.
State of Place
Co-founder Interviewed: Mariela Alfonzo
Overview: State of Place helps cities and developers address the supply-demand for walkable places with the biggest bang for the buck. We make a data-driven investment case for these projects and calculate the ROI of creating walkable, livable, sustainable places.
Location:Honeybird, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Founder Interviewed:Louise Williamson
Overview: Sustainability Partners acknowledge that thousands of schools are reliant on wood to mass prepare food for hungry students. We are offering a fast, clean, and fuel-saving solution that still uses wood but now half the fuel would be used with nominal smoke. We also show beneficiaries how to repurpose waste cardboard to make a supplementary fuel for the Mashesha stove.
Taste of Kenya
Location: London, UK
Co-founder Interviewed: Zipporah Gatiti
Overview: Taste of Kenya aims to make a real impact on the coffee farming community by simplifying the coffee supply chain, with social responsibility at the core of what we do.
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Co-founder Interviewed: Elyse Petersen
Overview: Tealet is a sourcing platform that connects tea growers to wholesale tea buyers around the globe. We handle the marketing, logistics, and payments to make the efforts of direct trade more efficient and more transparent.
The Story of SuperHealos
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Co-founder Interviewed: Yuanyuan Yin
Other Key Management Team Members: Dylan Murphy, Kathryn Jones
Overview: “Products that make children facing medical challenges feel like superheroes,” including toys called Worry Eaters, coloring books, art supplies, and, of course, shiny superhero capes.
Tomboy Organic Skincare Co.
Location: Deer Lodge, TN
Founder Interviewed: Melissa Kreis-Stephens, Founder/CEO
Overview: Our products address sweat, dirt, and exposure to the elements, deliver results, and fill the adventure skin care niche.
Location: Rockford, Illinois and Brooklyn, New York
Founder Interviewed: Laura Bennett, CEO
Overview: Trekk provides a full spectrum of marketing services that help clients acquire, retain, and grow their customer bases. From strategy through execution of fully-integrated marketing communications programs, we act as an arm of our clients’ marketing and sales departments to set and achieve business goals.
Co-founder Interviewed: Sara Gonçalves (COO)
Overview: We provide water and energy savings by automatically recommending and updating irrigation plans based on weather forecasts and intelligence models. In the same platform it is possible to control every device of the system. Not only irrigation, but also fertilization, pumps, tanks and others devices. It is also possible to manage the tasks of the workers, manage equipment routes as well as stock management.
Location: Kauai, Hawaii
Founder Interviewed: Michelle Rundbaken
Overview: This is a tool that not only quickly gathers ideas, but puts everything on a map, allows for collaboration and is image forward. Tripidee tools are easier to use than the competition, plus, we offer leads for travel professionals.
Location:Seshego, Polokwane, South Africa
Founder Interviewed:Tryphina Mosomane
Overview: TryMos Foods has values that ensure that we have the competitive edge in the market. We are strategic and growth focused. We aim to execute every purchase and relation with our clients with precision. Our product has six flavors, which distinctively sets us apart from the market and makes us unique.
Location: Nashville, TN
Co-founder Interviewed: Jessica Harthcock
Overview: Utilize Health is a complex care coordination solution that focuses on creating a better healthcare experience for patients, increased revenue for providers, and cost savings for payers.
Location: New York City
Founder Interviewed: Samantha Ruiz
Overview: Well Traveled uses natural language processing to go beyond click streams to provide a more authentic approach to travel.
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Studio at The Dostal House
Founder Interviewed: Emily Carlson
Overview: WRITTEN Apparel is filling the need for professional attire that isn’t stuffy or boring. More and more women are striving for executive roles and higher paid positions in the workforce. I like to say that more Girl Bosses are surfacing in this day and age. They are taking charge of their dreams, they are paving their own paths, they are writing their own life story.
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