Accelerating social ventures that utilise technology to empower women worldwide


Jun 7
Oct 4 - Nov 22, 2019
Vodafone Institute for Society and Communications Accelerator/Incubator
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IMPACT Hub Berlin, Friedrichstraße 246, Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Adtech, Agritech, Artificial intelligence, Big data, Blockchain, Clean technology and energy, Cloud solutions, Computer games, Computer software, Connectivity, E-commerce, E-learning, E-sports, Enterprise software, Fintech, ICT, Information technology, Internet-of-things, Machine learning, Mobile, New media, Online analytics, Online payment processing, Smart city solutions, Software as a Service, Virtual reality

We are better together

F-LANE is a seven-week acceleration program for high-potential digital impact ventures focusing on female empowerment. It is put into practise by the Vodafone Institute in cooperation with two amazing partners: the Impact Hub Berlin – offering a thrilling space and workplace in the coolest neighbourhood of the German capital –, and the Social Entrepreneurship Akademie – the leading competence centre in the field of education for societal change.


Entrepreneurship can be a force for good. Impact ventures are making a huge difference by pioneering new ways to tackle societal challenges.
Equality and diversity are key factors for venture success. We prioritize female empowerment.


We help you to leverage your impact in the shortest time possible. The six weeks of the Accelerator Programme will sharpen your business and impact model and get it ready for investment. You will present the results at the final demo day with investment possibilities by Vodafone and more investors.The tailor-made program includes:

  • Living stipend to cover travel, living and venture expanses
  • Access to funding by personally introducing you to potential partners
  • Individualised curriculum depending on how we can help you best
  • Providing access to the Impact ecosystem
  • Connecting you to Vodafone Germany as a corporate Partner
  • Experienced entrepreneurs will be your personal mentors


We are looking for ventures, that

  • provide a more-than-profit model
  • are aware of their impact
  • can prove their concept
  • are scalable
  • are focused on female empowerment
  • use technology to implement their ideas