The largest survey of Australia’s startup ecosystem wants the trend of an increasing number of women getting involved continuing.
The latest version of the Startup Muster survey officially opened today, with the results expected later this year.
Speaking from Adelaide where she’s officially marking the launch, Startup Muster CEO Monica Wulff (pictured above) told Women’s Agenda that women’s participation in the research has increased every year, a trend she further expects to occur in 2017.
The 2016 Startup Muster report found that 23.5% of the founders who participated were female, while 31% of those who declared themselves to be “future founders” were also women.
In 2015, just 17.4% of founders were female.
Other gender differences found in the 2016 report include that 69.6% of female founders were using coworking spaces, compared with 80.6% of male founders.
The 2016 survey found women make up 47.5% of full-time employees in startups.
More than 3881 startup founders, future founders and supporters have participated in the past three years, resulting in 17 different reports on the ecosystem.
You can participate in the study here.