For the best B2B startups, founded by women.

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Prizes

Four winning B2B companies with at least one female founder will receive the following investment awards in the form of convertible notes:

  • Enterprise SaaS – US: $2M
  • Enterprise SaaS – Global: $2M
  • Deeptech – US: $1M
  • Deeptech – Global: $1M

 

Overview

  • Submissions will be judged by a panel of investors from M12, Mayfield, and Pivotal Ventures.
  • Twenty finalists will be invited to pitch their startups at a private finals event in Silicon Valley, California on March 18—19, 2020.
  • Four winning teams will be announced in April 2020.

Eligibility

  • Your company must be headquartered in one of the following geographies and meet incorporation requirements specified in the Terms & Conditions: United States (including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico), Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada (excluding Quebec), Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, or United Kingdom.
  • There must be at least one founder of your company who identifies as female and is a legal resident 18 years of age or older.
  • Your company should currently offer or intend to release a product, service, or platform that solves a critical business problem.
  • Your technology and business model must fall within one of the two entry categories: Enterprise Software-as-a-Service (“Enterprise SaaS”) or Deeptech.
  • Your company has raised no more than $5M USD (equity or debt) or equivalent amount using foreign exchange rates as of your application date.
  • See Terms and Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

How To Apply

  • Click Apply Now to start the process
  • Provide contact and company information, as well as short answers and a pitch deck of ten or fewer slides addressing the following topics:
    • Team bios, titles, LinkedIn profiles
    • Product and business offering
    • Thesis supporting the offering
    • Technological approach
    • Market size, total addressable market
    • Business model and traction
    • Uniqueness and competitiveness
    • Funding information including investors and capitalization table
    • Financial performance and projections through 2022, if available

Sponsors

We are honored to work with these visionary organizations to empower female founders.

 

Sponsors

Inaugural Female Founders Competition Winners

Greta Cutulenco

Greta Cutulenco
Founder and CEO of Acerta

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Julie Dorsey

Julie Dorsey
Founder and Chief Scientist of Mental Canvas

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