Tanja Sternbauer

Co-founder The Female Factor 

Jury member - EIT CHANGE Award 

Tanja Sternbauer is the co-founder of The Female Factor, a platform dedicated to supporting female shapers in paving their path towards fulfillment in their career and personal life by providing dedicated knowledge, and the right network. Members get access to highly curated, impactful workshops, individual mentor sessions with real experts, and exclusive events in over 15 cities worldwide.

Connecting movers & shakers and empowering others to see and unlock their true potential is Tanja's true calling. Before starting the female factor she has been Managing Partner of Startup Live, the leading European Acceleration Program and one of the largest start-up communities worldwide. She was responsible for helping founders implement their business ideas and connect them internationally with relevant players. Start-ups like Runtastic, Shpock, Codeship and mySugr are among the successful alumni of the programme.

To raise more awareness among women to the topic of entrepreneurship and to connect female entrepreneurs, Tanja co-founded the non-profit organisation 'Female Founders'. The network offers regular meet-ups and its own acceleration programme for (prospective) founders and female-led ventures.

Before her work for the European start-up ecosystem, Tanja started her own start-up HeyBeauty, a scheduling tool for beauty appointments at the age of 25 after gaining experience in Berlin and Singapore.