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In the podcast fIVE Startup Stories, inspiring women tell you about their startup journey. Among them are Caro Kunert, Knister Grill; Franziska Pohlmann, createF, Anastasia Barner, feMentor, Aimie-Sarah Carstensen from ArtNight and many more. Since 16% women and 84% men are currently founding companies in Germany, this edition is all about "female founders". Their stories are inspiring, honest, authentic and everyone can take something away for their own path. We are looking forward to all listeners.

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fIVE - conversation about diverse design, stereotypes and language with the founders of the multidisciplinary design studio - OH WOMAN

Diverse design. Does it exist? This is the question with which our host Franziska Mattner starts the conversation with Stephanie Renz and Tania Hernández. The two are founders of OH WOMAN, a multidisciplinary design studio from Munich, as well as designers of the eponymous educational game for which they won both the Red Dot Design Award and the award of Germany's Creative and Cultural Pilots in 2021. The conversation revolves around diversity, design, the question of which stereotypes they would most like to abolish and what influence our language plays in this. The quintessence of the episode is what is needed today: Openness to discussion, courage for self-reflection and change, and most importantly never lose the lightness and joy of life! Have fun listening!

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fIVE - Talk with Miriam Janke, Co-Founder of Trilleco: How do we make our world more sustainable through technology, digitalization & entrepreneurship?

Miriam Janke, is 24, lives in Berlin and founded the start-up Trilleco in 2021 together with Harjoth Singh and Hans Günter Dahn. As is common for Gen Z, Miriam is particularly passionate about putting her time, effort and motivation into building a more sustainable economy. Inspired by role models in her childhood, she is now co-founder of Trilleco, the no-code platform that helps industrial companies achieve greater efficiency and sustainability for Net-Zero in the spirit of the circular economy and through digital and data-based solutions. As a result, companies will be able to work both more economically and more sustainably in the future. A win-win-win situation. And yes: ALL are welcome to listen to this episode! Because: Change is only possible in cooperation. Listen now!

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fIVE -Conversation with Claire Siegert & Victoria Arnhold, founders of Businettes, the start-up program for women.

Why is there a need for a separate program for women who want to start a business? Claire and Victoria say, "because it's encouraging, because it makes more women dare, because it works!" So: why not? With a female founder percentage in Germany of 17.6%, we say: Courage, is the only way to change! In this podcast episode, the two female founders of Businettes tell us about their path to founding, what the Businettes program is all about, and which start-ups have already emerged from it. And yes: ALL are welcome to listen to this episode! Because: Change is only possible in cooperation. Listen now!

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fIVE discussion with Julia Post (Munich City Councilor) and Carola Vogel (Head of Qualification SEA) about social entrepreneurship.

Social entrepreneurship, generating impact - terms that you hear all the time, but are not necessarily tangible. That's why we invited two experts from politics and education who can tell us a lot from a professional point of view: Julia Post, Munich city councilor and honorary board member of the Social Entrepreneurship Network Germany (SEND) and Carola Vogel, head of the qualification department of the Social Entrepreneurship Academy (SEA). Together we will get to the bottom of the questions: What distinguishes social entrepreneurship from entrepreneurship? Where are the challenges, and what can politics do in concrete terms? Listen now!

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fIVE meets FOUNDress: Talk about EXIST with the founders Miriam Corcoran and Dr. Aurelia Engelsberger

EXIST - I'm sure many in the start-up scene have already heard of it. But what are the experiences of female founders with this funding? To find out - for the first time in collaboration with the FOUNDress Podcast of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, for which Prof. Dr. Karina Sopp interviews female founders on a monthly basis - we have invited two exciting EXIST scholarship holders to report from their perspective. This time we are joined by Miriam Corcoran, Co-Founder of MiViA, which is funded by EXIST Research Transfer I, and Dr. Aurelia Engelsberger, Co-Founder of OMIND platform and Managing Director of OMIND consulting, from whom we can learn more about the EXIST Founder Fellowship. Listen now!

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fIVE Podcast: in conversation with Aimie-Sarah Carstensen, founder and CEO of the Realtainment Group (ArtNight, PlantNight, ShakeNight)

In this episode of fIVE, we talk with Molly Johnson-Jones, Co-Founder & CEO of flexa.careers and touch upon a variety of topics- From Molly's journey to becoming a co-founder, to her key learnings in the fundraising process, to gender stereotypes, personal bias, and how they define flexible working. This episode comes at just the right time, as the shift in the labor market is happening right now, as evidenced by a wealth of data and research. This requires employers to not only offer interesting jobs, but also to find their own position on what company culture, talent and work environment they want to offer. Molly recommends employers be authentic, transparent and honest.

fIVE is your monthly university podcast on female entrepreneurship offered by SCE and HM - Munich University of Applied Sciences. Learn more about our new podcast format and enjoy the episode here or on Spotify, Apple podcast or your favorite podcast app.

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fIVE Female Entrepreneurship Podcast: in conversation with Lisa Ihde, computer science student, author & equal opportunity officer

In today's episode, we're pleased to welcome Lisa Ihde. Lisa is a computer science student, author, equal opportunity advocate, aspiring founder, part of the Forbes 30 Under 30, and much more. In this episode, Franziska Mattner talks to Lisa about her path to studying computer science, the (still) low percentage of women in this field of study, and how this can be increased. Lisa talks about how she was one of the few women to succeed in computer science despite various hurdles, and why female role models, networks and more visibility in particular can help others on their way, emphasizing how important it is to introduce children to computer science and technology in a playful way at a young age to encourage a natural approach in this field. Lisa shares valuable insights into her experiences as a book author of computer science books for kids and teens, her involvement with the Hasso Plattner Institute, and CreateF - The Female Founders Show. Listen now!

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fIVE Female Entrepreneurship Podcast: Talk with Talia Stroud

In this episode, we talk about a research-inspired topic: "how to design better digital spaces?" with Talia Stroud (professor and director of the Center for Media Engagement at The University of Texas at Austin). As many founders today are the designers, makers, and builders of those spaces, we would like to share the results of what Talia Stroud and her team found in the course of a two-year research project. As this podcast tries to encourage equity, equality, diversity, and democracy for the sake of all, the findings are an important consideration for all founders to think of when building their algorithms, platforms, digital communities, or spaces. We hope you get inspired with new food for thought and actions to follow.

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fIVE Female Entrepreneurship Podcast: Talk with Molly Johnson-Jones, Co-Founder & CEO of flexa.careers

In this episode of fIVE, we talk with Molly Johnson-Jones, Co-Founder & CEO of flexa.careers and touch upon a variety of topics - From Molly's journey to becoming a co-founder, to her key learnings in the fundraising process, to gender stereotypes, personal bias, and how they define flexible working. This episode comes at just the right time, as the shift in the labor market is happening right now, as evidenced by a wealth of data and research. This requires employers to not only offer interesting jobs, but also to find their own position on what company culture, talent and work environment they want to offer. Molly recommends employers be authentic, transparent and honest.

fIVE is your monthly university podcast on female entrepreneurship offered by SCE and HM - Munich University of Applied Sciences. Learn more about our new podcast format and enjoy the episode here or on Spotify, Apple podcast or your favorite podcast app.

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fIVE Female Entrepreneurship Podcast: in conversation with Penny Schiffer, Co-Founder & CEO Raized.ai

In the first episode of the new year, we welcome Penny Schiffer. Penny is Co-Founder & CEO Raized.ai. Venture capital, bootstrapping or when is the best time to invest in a startup? In this informative episode, we dive into the world of venture capital and what matters to investor:s when investing in startups. Penny Schiffer, who co-founded Raized.ai with Thomas Schulz, was previously an investor herself and knows what matters in the screening process. Penny explains all the technical terms in an easy-to-understand way and shares with us exciting impressions from her own investor roadshow in Silicon Valley.Listen now!

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fIVE Female Entrepreneurship Podcast: in conversation with Anastasia Barner, Founder FeMentor

In our December episode we welcomeAnastasia Barner, founder of FeMentor, a reverse mentoring platform for women. At 22, she is one of the youngest founders in Germany and has managed to turn a matter of the heart into a successful social start-up in just under 2 years. This episode is all about the topic: mentoring. Anastasia shares with us her story - why she never wanted to be a founder and yet is now, what mentoring means to her and how it has helped her on her personal life journey and why she thinks FeMentor can make a contribution to supporting women on their way. Listen now!

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fIVE Female Entrepreneurship Podcast: in conversation with Anna-Katharina Pelzel and Jana Hollmann

In our first German podcast episode, we welcome Anna-Katharina Pelzel, co-founder of new work campus, together with her SCE start-up consultant Jana Hollmann in the podcast studio. Anna gives us insights into her start-up process and tells us how she made the step from being an employee to being self-employed and how the start-up consultancy helped with the further development of her product idea "trabayolo". Jana and Anna discuss what security means, the challenges of starting a business, and how you can also be economically successful with socially-oriented product ideas. In keeping with our motto fIVE, Anna gives us five tips for students with start-up plans. Be excited! Instead of getting discouraged when brainstorming ideas, Anna urges us to think positively because "this is the best idea ever because..." - Listen in!

fIVE is your monthly university podcast about female entrepreneurship provided by SCE and HM. Learn more about ournew podcast format here and enjoy the latest episode here or onSpotify, Apple podcast oryour favorite podcast app.

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fIVE Female Entrepreneurship Podcast: Talk with Carolin Kunert, Founder of Knister Grill

In this episode of fIVE, we talk with Carolin KunertCarolin, started her company Knister Grill in 2017 while studying Industrial Design at HM – Munich University of Applied Sciences and Syddansk University in Denmark. The sustainable brand produces a compact and transportable barbecue locally in Germany. With her company, Carolin has won prices such as the RedDot and ISPO Award and was added to the “Forbes 30 under 30 Europe” list in the category “Retail and Ecommerce” in 2020. In the same year, Knister Grill opened its first showroom and shop in Munich. Currently, the company consists of a team of eight employees, who support Carolin with her vision to create more awareness for responsible and sustainable production and consumer behavior. The focus on sustainability is reflected in short transportation routes, durability of the products, and dedication to social responsibility. In this podcast episode, Carolin talks about how to start a company with no background knowledge, how to deal with issues founders are facing, and her own vision for Knister Grill.

fIVE is your monthly university podcast on female entrepreneurship offered by SCE and HM - Munich University of Applied Sciences. Learn more about our new podcast format and enjoy the episode here or on Spotify, Apple podcast or your favorite podcast app.

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fIVE Female Entrepreneurship Podcast: Talk with Svenja Lassen, Managing Director Germany at primeCROWD, Founder of the Female Investors Network

In this episode of fIVE, we talk with Svenja Lassen. Svenja finds her passion and thrive in how to enhance the proportion of women entrepreneurs and female investors in Germany. With #25to25 – The Female Founders Pitch, she is opening a call to action, namely to increase the portion of women entrepreneurs from 16 to 25% by the year of 2025. In recent years this number has been stagnating, and thus, it’s time to set clear goals and make change happen. The increase of women entrepreneurs positively contributes to both economic, as well as sustainable development. Through initiating the Female Investors Network, Svenja aims to enhance the number of female investors, which would also positively impact the number of start-ups led or co-led by women. Diversity matters!
fIVE is your monthly university podcast on female entrepreneurship offered by SCE and HM - Munich University of Applied Sciences. Learn more about our new podcast format and enjoy the episode here or on Spotify, Apple podcast or your favorite podcast app.

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fIVE Female Entrepreneurship Podcast: Talk with Saskia Riedel, Founder of arcs audio

In this episode of fIVE, we talk with Saskia Riedel about digital mediation of art without inhibition thresholds. In 2017 Saskia founded arcs audio, which is all about building bridges. It offers interactive and participative audio guides for museums and exhibitions to make ‘art more accessible’ to all people. Saskia is driven by her passion to ‘open up’ the seemingly exclusive art scene, by exploring and experiencing what is displayed ‘through the voices of others’. These stories, and narratives of ‘everyday people’, what they perceive and see when looking at a specific piece of art, are recorded and put together in an interactive audio guide format. A start-up at the intersection of culture, digitalization, humanity and art.
fIVE is your monthly university podcast on female entrepreneurship offered by SCE and HM - Munich University of Applied Sciences. Learn more about our new podcast format and enjoy the episode here or on Spotify, Apple podcast or your favorite podcast app.

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fIVE Female Entrepreneurship Podcast: Talk with Dianne Welsh - Entrepreneurship Professor at UNCG

"The world is not in boxes, that's only in academia!" In this episode of fIVE, featuring Dianne Welsh, an Entrepreneurship Professor at UNCG we talk about entrepreneurial personality, psychological capital and the concept of "The HERO within you", among other things. Dianne is a great role model, when it comes to academic research, and research on positive psychology in the context of entrepreneurship. Today she shares with us her pathway into the field of entrepreneurship, what fascinates her, and what the "HERO within you" actually stands for. fIVE is your monthly university podcast on female entrepreneurship offered by SCE and HM - Munich University of Applied Sciences. Learn more about our new podcast format and enjoy the episode here or on Spotify, Apple podcast or your favorite podcast app.

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fIVE Female Entrepreneurship Podcast: Talk with Franziska Pohlmann – Film Director & Entrepreneur

fIVE is our brand new monthly university podcast on female entrepreneurship offered by SCE and HM - Munich University of Applied Sciences. In this episode our guest is - Franziska Pohlmann, Film Director & Entrepreneur. Learn more about our new podcast format and enjoy the episode on Spotify, Apple podcast or your favorite podcast app.

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fIVE Female Entrepreneurship Podcast: Talk with Martina Panchyrz- Founder of M.STORIES

fIVE is our brand new monthly university podcast on female entrepreneurship offered by SCE and HM - Munich University of Applied Sciences. In this episode our guest is - Martina Panchyrz- Founder of M.STORIES. Learn more about our new podcast format and enjoy the episode here or on Spotify, Apple podcast or your favorite podcast app or listen here. 

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fIVE Female Entrepreneurship Podcast: Talk with Lisa Duchscherer - Founder of Naked Minds & DBA student

fIVE is our brand new monthly university podcast on female entrepreneurship offered by SCE and HM - Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences. The show is presented by our host Franziska Mattner; herself a female entrepreneur, learning designer and researcher in the field of women entrepreneurship. In the episode she is speaking with Lisa Duchscherer - Founder of Naked Minds & DBA student. Learn more about our new podcast format and enjoy the episode here or on Spotify, Apple podcast or your favorite podcast app. The recent episode (and all episodes) will be embedded here as soon as it's published on March 08, the International Womens Day.

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Topics

We release episodes in German or English on a rotating basis. Our goal is diversity. Each one finds oneself in the story of a different person. Some in the field of tech, and high-growth startups, others in the field of side, or social entrepreneurs. Some are very young, others more advanced in their careers. Some are founding alone, others in a team. Some with outside capital or business angel others via equity. It is a colorful mix and our view is directed not only to Germany, but also to other countries.

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Impressions

about the founders stories of the podcast. 

"Exciting stories from which you can take away and learn a lot yourself. "

In the podcast episode with Anna-Katharina Pelzel about her start-up new work campus and the support of start-up consultant Jana Hollmann from SCE, you will learn more about the collaboration and experiences with start-up consulting, challenges in the start-up process, and self-determination in everyday working life.

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"You learn how other people build their careers - with all their ups and downs - that's important for the learning process instead of theory."

This episode on digital places research with Talia Stroud highlights life stories of individuals. Talia is the founding director of the Center for Media Engagement at the Moody College of Communication at the University of Texas at Austin and a professor in the Department of Communication Studies and the School of Journalism.

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"After listening to the podcast, I was really motivated to start something or call people to get something going with them."

Stories of female founders, like that of Caroline Kunert, who revolutionized the BBQ scene with her Knister Grill start-up, inspire many of our listeners. In this podcast episode, Carolin talks about how she founded a start-up with no background knowledge and her own vision for Knister Grill.

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FAQ

Here you can find the most frequently asked questions about our fIVE podcast.

Is the podcast only for women?

No, we are happy about all listeners!

Since 16% of founders in Germany are women and 84% are men, it is obvious that the latter are more "visible". Therefore, the focus of our first season is on female founders and their stories.

Why is the podcast called fIVE?

In each episode, the founders always answer a question from the "fIVE" category, e.g. their top 5 role models, 5 things they would never do the same way again or learned during the start-up process.

Where can I listen to the podcast?

At the podcast provider of your choice, e.g. on Spotify, Deezer, Apple Podcast.

Is there anything we can do to support you?

If you enjoyed the podcast, please leave us a positive review and tell your friends about it.

Franziska Mattner Academic Research
Female Entrepreneurship & Diversity |
Podcast | E-learning

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Since 2016, Franziska Mattner has been working as a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich. Her lectures focus on topics such as Business Model Design, Innovation, and Design Thinking. Franziska joined the SCE in January 2018 as part of the “Deep Dive” Project, a joint-program between the University & SCE to develop a MOOC and an international master program on “Entrepreneurship and Digital Transformation”. In her current PhD work she will combine her expertise and passion for innovative, digital learning formats with the research focus on ‘Female Entrepreneurship & Diversity’. Her research area centers on educational design, digital learning, entrepreneurial personality and female empowerment.

Franziska holds a Diploma in Business Administration (MUAS) and a joint M.Sc. degree (Erasmus Mundus Master – Master of Excellence). She studied at 6 universities in 5 different countries. Despite her work at the university, Franziska built up a successful international start-up in the outdoor and leisure industry and aided several other start-ups to grow their business.