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A startup community created to support women at all stages of their startup journey



A startup community created to support women at all stages of their startup journey



A startup community created to support women at all stages of their startup journey


Being a startup founder at any stage can be challenging, demanding and sometimes you can feel that it is a solo journey on a roller coaster.

You might be asking yourself, how do I reach customers? How do I get to product-market-fit? How do I pitch my startup to investors? Or where do I connect with other Founders, in the same situation?

Now, imagine having access to


  • A supportive community of female founders
  • Accessible office hours sessions (get your questions answered)
  • Exclusive learning workshops
  • Networking and inspirational events
  • Connections and introductions to programs, grants and investors
  • First access to apply for the 8-week Female Founder Startup Program
  • Products, services and discounts specifically curated for you


Spots are limited in 2022. Apply now to join the community!

Thanks to the support of Sydney Startup Hub and NSW Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, Female Founder Connect offers ongoing support to female founders at all stages of the startup journey through a community that it's all about connections. Refer to our FAQs section below for more information on our annual membership fee and offers. Use discount code TRWBLACKFRIDAY50 at checkout to get 50% OFF.


​​Female Founder Connect Community

Click below to start the application process to join the only community of wonderful and thriving startup female founders 🚀

This is how it works

1) Register your details

Start the process by simply registering your details in the 'Apply' button

2) Complete the application form

You'll get access to the application form. This is a quick and short form to get to know you better. You'll receive your application outcome in up to 2 business days.

3) Process your payment

If your application is successful, you will receive a link to make the annual membership payment.

4) Start connecting!

Upon payment, you'll gain access to our private community platform and all the benefits of our community.

Female Founder Connect

A startup community created to support women at all stages of their startup journey. Female Founder Connect creates meaningful connections, supporting female founders in growing scalable startups and ensuring...

“No female founder gets left behind”.

Hear from Crystal McGregor, our TRW Program Lead


Launch Event at Sydney Startup Hub

On the night of 7th of September 2022, we launched Female Founder Connect with an event that was all about connections

Who are we?

Tech Ready Women supports females to receive world-class tech and entrepreneurship education and mentorship, through our 8-week Female Founder Startup Program and now Female Founder Connect Community.

Apply here for Female Founder Connect

What our Alumni say about us

Have a look at our FAQs

Who is the Female Founder Connect community for?

If you’re a woman testing, launching or scaling a startup, then this community is for you.

We welcome female founders from underserved communities including women who are diverse, based in regional communities and/or returning to work.

We recognise and acknowledge the intersection of race and gender identities. Our community is offered to marginalised genders including women, women-identifying individuals, and non-binary and gender non-conforming people who are comfortable in a community space that centres on the education, mentoring and business support of women in the startup ecosystem.

What’s the annual membership fee?


In general, the full annual membership for Female Founder Connect is $220 (GST inclusive).

From time to time we will offer discounts or subsidised prices over our annual membership to make it more accessible.

Is it possible to take a monthly membership?

No, we do not offer monthly membership subscriptions at this time.

What is the format of the mentoring sessions (office hours)?

We offer small group and one-on-one mentoring sessions.

Small group mentoring sessions are available for up to three (3) Founders, held over Zoom for one (1) hour. 

The mentor will facilitate the session, giving each Founder 15-20 minutes to ask anything. Founders can also listen to others’ questions, which is a great way to learn what you don’t know.

The group mentoring session’s subsidised rate is $55, with payment made upon booking.

We also offer one-on-one mentoring sessions for a more personalised experience.

The one-on-one mentoring session rate is $150 for 1 hour, with payment made upon booking.

Founders are able to select a mentor that meets their needs and time that suits their availability. If a mentor is not available, another mentor may be substituted.

How many mentoring office hours will I have access to during my annual membership?

Small group and one-on-one mentoring sessions are run on a ‘first in’ basis, with no limit on the number you attend. 

In total, there will be 20-25 sessions available per month. This may increase with the demand. 

What is the format of the Lunch & Learn sessions?

Lunch & Learn sessions will be hosted by a subject matter expert, on a topic that is relevant to you. We are happy to take requests for topics that you would like to learn about. 

Sessions are held for 45 minutes, over Zoom. Sessions are recorded and will be available following the session. 

What’s the difference between Female Founder Connect and Female Founder Startup program?

Female Founder Connect is a community built to support female founders, with small group mentoring, monthly Lunch & Learn sessions and engagement via a community platform. Female Founder Connect is a great way to start and/or continue to engage with the Tech Ready Women community before and/or after participating in the Female Founder Startup Program.

The Female Founder Startup Program is an extensive 8-week startup program, specifically designed to help test and launch ideas into the market. Participants join a cohort of 50 female founders to access exclusive weekly workshops, mentoring and office hours, 12-month access to world-class education materials, introductions to customers and investors. Female Founder Program Participants will also have opportunities to pitch and speak at Tech Ready Women events. This program is suited for those founders who are in the first 2 years of their startup journey. 

If I’m a member of the Female Founder Connect community, how can I get easy access to the Female Founder Startup program?

As a member of the Female Founder Connect community, you will get first access to apply for the Female Founder Startup program. This means that we will have a minimum number of spots available from the members of our community to be part of the cohort.

What’s a startup? And do you only allow tech startups to participate?

A startup is a company in the initial stages of bringing technology and innovative products or services to market in a new way.

We encourage startups in both technology and innovation to apply. We are looking for scalable startups, i.e. a business model that can increase revenue, without a direct increase in expenditure. This can include physical products sold online.

What’s the refund policy?

Once your annual membership payment has been processed, Tech Ready Women will not provide a refund if you simply change your mind. Under Australian Consumer Law, you are entitled to a refund for a major problem with the product or service.

Female Founder Connect is supported by

Tech Ready Women respectfully acknowledges the the Gadigal people of the Eora nation,
Bunurong Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin Nation, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live, work and learn.
We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

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