TheNextWomen100 Has Launched

TheNextWomen100 has launched. This list consists of the 100 most important women from the Netherlands who run their own businesses and turnover millions.

Other criteria for TheNextWomen100 are number of employees, equity interest, and the impact of the women as role models.

Besides the launch of the TheNextWomen100 the "Best Startup Pitch ' was awarded to a starting female entrepreneur.

A large number of these successful women attended the prestigious Grand Finale held at ABN AMRO in Amsterdam on February 7, 2013. The full list is available on

During the launch, the findings of a survey of over 300 major and successful female-run businesses were presented .

The survey shows that these women are particularly positive in the current economic crisis; almost 70% indicated that they would be taking on new staff this year.

Besides the launch of the TheNextWomen100 the "Best Startup Pitch ' Award was presented. The investor panel led by Ad Scheepbouwer named budding entrepreneur Hanneke Stegweg of iLost as the winner. Stegweg also received the Audience Award.

In 2012, The NextWomen launched a series of pitch events supported by the Ministry of Economic Affairs. After five successful events in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Roermond, Amersfoort and Eindhoven, the eleven winners from these previous events attendded the Grand Finale and presented to TheNextWomen100, investors and experts.

Initiator and publisher Simone Brummelhuis: "Women entrepreneurs are more active than ever in the economy. TheNextWomen100 are experienced entrepreneurs who show that the barrier of 1 million turnover may be exceeded. TheNextWomen100 list shows investors that investing in young, ambitious women is a smart choice". 

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