Women Startup Challenges

Women Startup ChallengeWomen Who Tech is on a mission to fund women-led startups. Through our Women Startup Challenges, which have been held in Washington, D.C. at 1776, New York at Microsoft and Google, and San Francisco at LinkedIn, we have brought together the best early-stage, women-led startups using tech to rapidly scale and innovate. What’s next?


Women Startup Challenge Europe

City Hall London

City Hall, London. Photo by Patrick Mayon


The fifth Women Startup Challenge was the first-ever international competition.

The challenge, held in partnership with Craig Newmark, founder of the Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund and craigslist, was open to women-led tech startups across all tech verticals in Europe.

10 women founders from six countries in Europe pitched their startups to a panel of judges, May 3, 2017, on stage at London’s City Hall, hosted by Mayor Sadiq Khan.

Meet the finalists and see who won the Grand Prize

Previous Startup Challenges

Women Who Tech has hosted four previous Women Startup Challenges, connecting women-led startups with more than $1 million in prizes, crowdfunded dollars, and investments.