Women Startup Challenge at Google

In Partnership with Craig Newmark Philanthropies

$50,000 cash grant to be awarded. Applications close March 28, 2019 at 11:59pm PDT.
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Our 8th Women Startup Challenge at Google in New York City in May, 2019, will help fund and empower women founders who are building products to solve the biggest issues facing this world.

Meet the Jury

Ellie Wheeler

Partner, Greycroft

Esther Dyson

Executive Founder, Wellville and Investor

Nisha Dua

General Partner, BBG Ventures 

Nashilu Mouen-Makoua

Investor, First Round Capital

Jen Wolf

COO and Partner, Initialized Capital

Jenny Fielding

Managing Director, Techstars New York and CoFounder, The Fund

Lisa Xu

Investor, FirstMark Capital

Jishnu Menon

Director of Product Legal, Netflix

Jackie Hyland

Angel Investor

Lisa Burton

Executive Director, HearstLab

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About the Women Startup Challenge

Women Who Tech is disrupting a culture and economy that has made it exceedingly difficult for women entrepreneurs to access capital. Over 2,300 early-stage ventures (40% WOC) have applied to our Women Startup Challenges, cohosted by Google, Microsoft, and LinkedIn, and more. We’ve succeeded in enabling more than $28 million raised for women founders.

Only 2.2.% of Venture Capital (VC) funding goes to women-led startups. We want to crush that dismal stat!

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Our Impact

in funding and Prizes
40% Women of Color

Women Who Tech's Workplace Culture Survey Results

Credit: WOCinTech Chat

Women Who Tech partnered with polling firm Lincoln Park Strategies to anonymously survey 950 tech employees, founders, and investors globally on their experiences in the tech sector because very little data has been gathered.

Of 731 total women surveyed, 300 have experienced harassment in tech. That's 41% of women surveyed.

Of 350 women founders surveyed, 155 have experienced harassment in tech. That's 44% of women surveyed.

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