Latvia is about to select its best female startup founder. Five finalists will be pitching on May 24 and the event is open to the public. The winner will visit Israel and represent Latvia at DLD Tel Aviv Innovation Festival 2016.
Latvia is among world’s Top 10 countries with the most female managers, according to WEF. It is also one of the most entrepreneurial countries in the EU according to Global Entrepreneurship Monitor. Let’s look at the finalists for some inspiration:
#1 Ksenija Rostova, founder of InSelly
InSelly is a tool for mobile selling and a discovery engine for inspirational discovery shopping on Instagram. Ksenija started the company in 2013. Since then, InSelly has earned several awards, including Winner of Startup Sauna (Spring 2015), finalist of Arctic 15 (May 2015) and Girls in Tech (October 2015).
Ksenija comes from an entrepreneurial family and has founded her first business, a travel agency, at the age of 20, while still in uni. She found the experience useful but was soon bored implementing a repetitive business model in an established industry.