Women Startup Challenge VR and AI
at Google on February 15, 2017

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In Partnership with Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist and Craig Newmark Foundation
Sponsored in part by Fred and Joanne Wilson

Why We're Fired Up:

Only 7% of investor money goes to women-led startups. We're going to help crush those stats!!

The Women Startup Challenge initiative funds and showcases game-changing, early-stage, women-led startups that are innovative, disruptive, and focused on solving problems for people, businesses, and the planet.

Women Who Tech hosts national and regional startup challenges where 10 of the most promising startups deliver their elevator pitches on stage in front of the biggest investors and hundreds of attendees. Prizes include $50,000 cash, in addition to consultations with investors and startup-friendly services.

UPCOMING STARTUP CHALLENGES:

Women Startup Challenge VR, AR, and AI
GOOGLE, NEW YORK CITY - FEBRUARY 15, 2017
Applications accepted from November 14, 2016 to December 12, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Women Startup Challenge Europe
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 2017
Applications open February 15, 2017! Check back or sign up for our email list to be notified.

 
See why BuzzFeed and the New York Observer say that Women Who Tech is one of the few organizations disrupting a culture and economy that has made it exceedingly difficult for women entrepreneurs to access capital.

Learn more about our previous Women Startup Challenges in Washington, DC, New York, and San Francisco.

WOMEN STARTUP CHALLENGE JUDGES

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Abby Albright

Partnerships, DAQR

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Adam Zuckerman

Director of Ventures & Innovation, Discovery Communications

Anarghya

Anarghya Vardhana

Investor, Maveron

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Anna Sweet

Head of Developer Strategy, Oculus

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Carissa Flocken

CoFounder, Entry Point VR

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Chris Fralic

Partner, First Round

DJ Saul

DJ Saul

Investor, NextGen Angels

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Elizabeth Galbut

Founding Partner, SoGal Ventures and A-Level Capital

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Irena Cronin

President and CEO, SpoutVR

Irene Au

Irene Au

Design Partner, Khosla Ventures

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Jason Leder

Google, Partner Lead, VCs & Startups

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Jessica Peltz-Zatulove

Partner, KBS Ventures

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Kai Bond

Principal, Comcast Ventures

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Leanne Pittsford

Founder, Lesbians Who Tech

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Lisa Stone

Entrepreneur and Cofounder, BlogHer

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Lynne Johnson

Consultant

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Matt Wallaert

Behavioral scientist

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Nahid Alam

EIR, Backstage Capital

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Pocket Sun

Founding Partner, SoGal Ventures

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Robert Scoble

Entrepreneur in Residence, Upload VR

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Sandy Carter

CEO, Silicon-Blitz

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Shelly Kapoor Collins

Founder, Shatter Capital

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Sibyl Edwards

Executive Director, Digital DC Technology Fund

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Tony Peccatiello

Principal, Social Starts

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Tracy Chadwell

Founding Partner, 1843 Capital

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Will Mason

Cofounder, Upload VR

Women Startup Database

Calling all women-led startups! Get your startup listed in the Women Startup Database. We’ll help you connect to investors, reporters, and other entrepreneurs. As Susan Lyne says, "Anyone who says they can't find good women entrepreneurs to invest in is not looking."

Join the Women Startup Database!

As Seen In . . .

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Here's the Deal . . .

Women-led startups generate more revenue than men. Yet, 93% of investor money still goes to startups founded by men despite the data.

35% Higher ROI generated by women-led private technology companies.

12% Higher revenue generated by women-led companies than men.

60% High net-worth women have earned their own fortunes.

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