District Technologies selected for Google Immersion program that supports underrepresented leaders

District Tech has been selected as one of the 11 high-potential European startups led by women founders to join Google Startups Immersion Program. The program offers support from Google specialists, products and connections in Google’s efforts to support women leaders and the particular challenges they face. Matt Brittin, President of Google Europe, Middle East and Africa said: “If we want technology to work for everyone, it needs to be built by everyone—and that’s why we’re supporting founders from under-represented groups to help with a faster recovery and better technology and tools for all.”

The program kicked off on September 7th, where the cohort virtually came together. Marta Krupinska, Head of Google for Startups UK, and former Co-Founder of Azimo and FreeUp gave an opening talk before the cohort delved into a pitch session giving them an opportunity to learn about each other’s businesses and the challenges they face.

The lineup of women selected from the hundreds of applicants are:

Lee Butz, Founder & CEO, District Technologies
Blanca Vidal, Co-Founder & CMO of Deplace
Nina Julie Lepique, Co-Founder & CEO Femtasy
Francesca Hodgson, Co-Founder & MD, GoodBox
Pavlina Zychova, Co-Founder & CEO, MyStay
Sarah Henley, Co-Founder & COO, NextUpComedy
Kinga Jentetics, Co-Founder & CEO, Publish Drive
Zahra Shah, Co-Founder & CCO, Seers
Maria-Liisa Bruckert, Co-Founder & CMO, SQIN
Yael Shemer, Co-Founder & CMO, Tulu
Zuzanna Sielicka Kalczyńska, Co-Founder & CEO, Whisbear

The program will last 12 weeks and will include weekly standups and peer to peer mentoring enabling them to grow and learn how to overcome challenges. The founders will each be partnered with experienced Google mentors and specialists to advance their leadership skills.

District Tech empowers workplaces with a digital platform where users can engage with and have access to the latest news, amenities, community features and more. Lee Vanessa Butz. CEO & Founder said: “I am delighted to be selected for the Immersion Program with Google Startups. I am hoping this program will give me the skills to grow and scale the business exponentially and the opportunity to learn from other successful women founders.”


Click here to find out more about the program and here to find out more about District Tech.

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