About 41% of start-up founders at Paris’ Station F campus are female – higher than that of the wider international tech scene.
But getting a spot at the biggest start up firm campus in the world is tough, where founders are generally expected to be working on their product full-time and have a prototype.
For Dora Sabino, founder of Blazar, said being a founder of a start up in med tech in an environment typically has more men as CEOs can be “daunting” for some.
Roxanne Varza, the director of Station F, said 10 years ago people were not even “conscious there was a gender issue in tech”, but today they are very engaged.
“Every single partner programme that we have at Station F need to do its best effort to get females in the applicant pool,” she said.
This film is from Click – the BBC’s weekly technology show.
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