An inspiring network of local and international women in business in Berlin are reinterpreting what it means to be a working mother, with growing numbers of innovative mum-owned businesses. Known worldwide as a cultural and economic hub, Berlin is a creative city in constant flux.
The Berlin start-up community draws like minded people from all over the world, offering a platform for talented entrepreneurs to experiment, collaborate and ultimately create hugely successful businesses in a variety of sectors.
31% of all German startups are based in the city, with an eclectic entrepreneurial community known for being supportive and collaborative. Tech hubs and incubators such as Factory Berlin, a Google-backed co-working space and Germany’s largest startup campus, provide excellent support for small and growing businesses.
Berlin also offers great value for money in comparison to the majority of European capitals, reducing start up costs and appealing to a young, vibrant demographic.
A plethora of online business ideas have proved successful in recent years, with many examples of successful mum entrepreneurs in the city. There is a growing community of women entrepreneurs in the city, with many organisations, groups and dedicated spaces across the city for local and expat mums in Berlin.
Frauen Business Netzwerk is a German speaking organisation bringing together women entrepreneurs and self-employed women in Berlin to network, collaborate and find inspiration and motivation.
Global Women Entrepreneur Network is the Berlin chapter of an international group for women who gather in many cities in the world to share their experiences of businesses in many different industries. They host friendly networking evenings for women entrepreneurs to get to know one another and find new collaborations.
MumsLikeUs is a community for every working mum, from those taking their first steps back into work, busy mums in Berlin already in full time work and every stage in between. They have over 1,600 members in Berlin alone and offer a fantastic support system.
The Founding Moms’ Exchange is another group for international mum entrepreneurs in Berlin to meet and network with each other. Anyone who owns their own business, works from home, or wants to be around other expat mumpreneurs and business women in Berlin and the local area is welcome.
MomPreneurs is a fantastic support group for working mums in Berlin navigating the balance between family and self-employment. They offer fascinating talks on relevant topics and of course the opportunity to exchange and network with other mum entrepreneurs, freelancers and founders in the German capital.
The Place Berlin, on Charlottenstraße in Mitte, is a coworking space for (in their own words) “doers, thinkers and kind souls”. Designed by and for creative people with big ideas. More than just a physical space for startups, The Place is a community with a real focus on fostering female entrepreneurship; promoting, supporting and guiding women entrepreneurs in Berlin to fulfil their potential. Their event series, “We Can Start Up” is a new initiative, ideal for local and expat mums with online and home based business ideas they may wish to pursue.
The juggleHUB is an innovative space providing flexible working space, networking opportunities and the option childcare under one roof in Prenzlauer Berg. juggleHUB is a place where people with a multitude of experiences, backgrounds and professional know-how come together and inspire one another. All new customers or members who have had a baby can access two hours of coworking with childcare for free.
Coworking Toddler is another welcoming space in Prenzlauer Berg where parents who are self-employed, freelance or working from home can focus on work whilst their children are cared for next door.
Easy Busy Space in the Mitte neighbourhood is a family friendly coworking space offering a welcoming, laid-back and inclusive working environment for like-minded creative types, with a sound-proofed cozy working space and on site childcare for little ones.
The Social Impact Lab is a coworking space, business accelerator and community for (primarily social) entrepreneurs in Berlin with an international background, in both English and German.
Betahaus Berlin is perhaps one of the city’s best known coworking spaces for creative entrepreneurs, both women and men, located in the Kreuzberg neighbourhood. Betahaus is an ideal community for local and international women entrepreneurs in Berlin who want to work on independent projects whilst exchanging ideas and knowledge with others.
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Women Entrepreneurs in Berlin