Svenia: Thanks for inviting me to chat, Spiffy! I’m happy to talk about my work with the European Edtech Alliance. As you may know, women are an under-represented and underserved community in entrepreneurship. Especially when we talk about funding. In Europe, women founders get only 1.9% (!) of the total Venture Capital (VC) funding. In the US it's no better; a recent HBR article shows that US-based female founders got only 2.3% of all VC funding in 2020. Are women less ambitious? Less talented? Less gritty? No. They are under-represented (especially in the global tech startup scene) and we should therefore support them better. That's what we aim to do with the European Edtech Alliance’s Women in Edtech Fellowship - support women building Edtech (education technology) products, specifically.
Fabien: When I was a kid, I loved using my piggy bank to save money, but I also used it to give to charity. I remember having conflicting thoughts about it though: Was it appropriate to use my parents’ pocket money to do so? How much should I give versus save? Growing up, I came up with the idea of a digital piggy bank that would facilitate giving in a financially healthy and sustainable way. And what is a better character than an agile and astute rabbit to help you to do so!? bunny.money was born.
Lesly: Bonjour, Spiffy! Have you noticed that there are millions of non-profit organizations doing a great job contributing to a more sustainable and positive future? But they need more visibility to get the resources they need to have more of an impact. At the same time, there are billions of people looking for more sense in their lives; especially in a world where things don’t always turn out well. Some people would like to have a greater impact but don’t know how to do that. It's time to solve this problem. More than ever, we must all work together — together for real stories of change.