Women Startups in the Digitized World

WiB invited its members to an event at the Embassy of Singapore on the topic of "Women Startups in the Digital World" on 13 March 2019. The event was hosted by Elizabeth Bay, the wife of the Singaporean Ambassador. Minister of State Dorothee Bär of the Federal Government Commissioner for Digitization held the keynote speech for the subsequent panel discussion with high-ranking representatives from politics and business.

The federal government has developed an implementation strategy for shaping digital change. The networking of successful established and young digital companies is of particular importance. In Germany, research, development and application of artificial intelligence are to be brought to a world-leading level. Start-ups with a new business idea and high growth potential are particularly important for the innovative strength of a country.

One founder whose young company received venture capital funding in Singapore reported that Singapore has already optimized the conditions for start-ups in the digital world. The lively discussion involving the audience was expertly moderated by Klaus Rüdiger, currently the senior advisor for research cooperations and technology start-ups.  The possible risks of a digitally transformed society, especially for the interpersonal and social spheres were also discussed.

WiB thanks the Embassy of Singapore, whose perfect preparation and great hospitality contributed to the success of this exciting event!