Co-Founder & CEO

the female factor


Tanja Sternbauer

  • Co-Founder & CEO

    the female factor


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  • Before co-founding the female factor Tanja has been Managing Partner of Startup Live, the leading European acceleration program and one of the largest startup communities worldwide. During that time Tanja also co-founded the non-profit organization "Female Founders" to raise more awareness among women to the topic of entrepreneurship and to connect female entrepreneurs with investors.

    For her work to empower entrepreneurs, Tanja was awarded as "Female Rolemodel in Europe", named one of the 100 most influential businesswomen in Austria, won the Startup Hero award and was portrayed in different magazines and newspapers. 

    Tanja holds a bachelor's degree in Entrepreneurship, gained her first working experience in Berlin and Singapore and started her own startup HeyBeauty, a scheduling tool for beauty appointments at the age of 25.

    Tanja dedicated herself to build and foster communities and strongly believes in a giving back mentality and a holistic approach to life. She is an active mentor for startups and a speaker around the topics entrepreneurship, remote leadership and diversity and a passionate podcast host of "in.sync | the podcast connecting business and spirituality".

    Being born and raised in Austria, and after living in Thailand, the US, and across Europe, Tanja followed her heart and moved to Tel Aviv, Israel in 2019.

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