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Could you be one of our Founders?

We’ve developed a rigorous process to recruit a talented and ambitious pool of female founders who lead growth-oriented companies. 

Following selection, they focus on the most important ‘Asks’ they have for our Connectors, actions that would greatly improve their probability of entrepreneurial success. They are coached to present to a targeted group of Connectors, who can then suggest which of their contacts could be genuinely useful. All introduction are carefully tracked. 

We also make sure that all of our founders form connections with each other to build long-term strategic networks within our community and to return to Portfolio Events to both report on their business progress, and introduce new Asks. 

Our numerous Alumnae who have successfully exited their business or gone on to other careers, often become powerful role models to everyone in the Apropela community, as well as influential Connectors in their own right. 

Click on the portraits below to learn more about our Portfolio Companies and their founders.

Apropela Alumnae

Some Apropela Alumnae CEOs have had successful exits, some hold influential positions in corporate companies and all are powerful role models to other women entrepreneurs, as well as active Connectors at Apropela events.

Ann Bowering, SIM VSE
Bridget Farmer, Board Watch Alert
Caroline Rafferty, Track Me Back
Catherine Prosser, Stage Bitz
Charlotte Petris, Timelio
Edwina Sharrock, Birth Beat
Erin Mulvey, Load Max

Fang Chen, Braingauge
Fiona Anson & Alli Baker, Job Getter
Ghazeleh Lyari, Ghermez Cupcakes
Helen Awali, Bookmarc
Jessica May, Enabled Employment
Julie Bray, Konnective
Kate Cass,
Scan 2 List
Kristi Chong, Modibodi

Liz Kaelin, Caitre'd
Lucie Trinco, Il Tutto
Mandi Gunsberger,

Mandy Sigaloff, Club QT
Marta Higuera, OpenAgent

Melanie Kansil, Customer Undergrond
Mia Sadler, The Food Group International
Miranda Bond, Inika
Natalie Goldman, Flex Careers 
Natasha Rawlings, Streethawke
Nicole Billet, GCD
Nikki Haggar, Peeptoe
Noga Edelstein and Elke Keeley, Urban You
Rebecca Wilson, Starts at 60
Rebekah Campbell, Posse
Rupal Ismin, Andable

Tess van der Rijt, Medinet
Valerie Dancan, Energy Action
Vanessa Wilson, Stor Reduce
Whitney Komor, The Best Day

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