With International Women’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to shine the spotlight on some female founders currently making massive waves. These 7 female founders managed to secure a spot in the top 10 of the Blue Tulip Awards. This competition is a year-round programme aiming to accelerate and drive breakthrough innovation. We asked them about their innovation, how they got into the game and what their advice is for others that want to succeed.
Anouk Binkhuysen, Faqta: ‘Stick to your ideals’
Anouk Binkhuysen is co-founder of edtech startup Faqta. It is an online video-based learning platform for children in primary schools, with teachers as coaches and activators for learning. Binkhuysen’s startup-story started with a project that didn’t quite work out. “Together with Faqta co-founder Jan, I worked on a concept to bring more attention to musical education in primary schools. After our publisher discontinued the project, we really got the feeling we could have a positive impact on both teachers and kids. That’s when we realized the idea of Faqta deserved a chance.”