Women Startup Challenge VR and AI

VR Headset Photo by Nan-Palmero

Photo by Nan Palmero

Women Who Tech’s fourth Women Startup Challenge is showcasing and funding innovative, women-led startups focusing on Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR), and Virtual Reality (VR) that are solving problems for people, businesses, and the planet.

The Challenge, in partnership with Craig Newmark of craigslist and the Craig Newmark Foundation, and sponsored in part by Fred and Joanne Wilson, will award $50,000 in cash, no strings attached, and other startup friendly services.

Event Information

10 finalists will pitch their innovative and disruptive ventures to a panel of investors, Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at Google in New York City. This is a free event that will sell out quickly.


Seating is on a first come, first serve basis and RSVPs do not guarantee entry. Tickets are non-transferable. Once the event space fills up the night of the Women Startup Challenge, no more guests will be permitted due to fire code regulations, even if you have RSVP’d in advance. Your best chance for getting a seat is to arrive by 5:30PM, when the doors open – but no guarantees.

Finalists Pitching


Prizes include $50,000 in cash, no strings attached, and other startup friendly services (subject to change).

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