Women Startup Challenge: Emerging Tech Cohosted by Google


Emerging Tech 2018 | Finalists | Judges | Advisory Committee

RSVP to the Women Startup Challenge, featuring 10 of the best early-stage, women-led Emerging Tech startups, focused on Agriculture Tech, Augmented Reality, Biotech, Health Tech, Energy, IoT, Robotics, Space, Transportation, and/or Virtual Reality.

The finalists will pitch and showcase their innovative and disruptive ventures to a panel of tech industry investors and executives on stage at Google. Nisha Dua (Partner, BBG Ventures), Iana Dimkova (Director on Healthcare Investing Team, GE Ventures), Hayley Barna (Partner, First Round Capital + Co-founder, Birchbox), and Hoolie Tejwani (Vice President, Obvious Ventures) will help award a $50,000 cash grant to the grand prize winner.

Event Details


76 Ninth Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10011


March 6, 2018
Doors Open: 5 PM
Opening Reception: 5-6 PM
Startup Challenge: 6-9 PM



Meet the 10 women-led startups who will be pitching March 6.

  • Astral AR: A drone piloting system that uses IoT and helps law enforcement stop bullets, and detect guns and bombs through walls.
  • Curie Co: A life science company that utilizes enzymes and biocompatible materials to replace chemicals banned by the FDA in consumer health products.
  • Folia Water: A water filtration system made up of a single sheet of nano-silver filter paper, which can provide 50 liters of safe water at a retail price of 50 cents per sheet.
  • Neopenda: An affordable, wireless vital signs monitor that reduces response time to newborns in distress, and helps healthcare workers save lives in overcrowded and understaffed health facilities.
  • Re-Nuble: A patent-pending process to optimize plant nutrition by transforming food waste into chemical free, organic nutrients for both soil based and hydroponic cultivation where food waste is unable to be redirected for human or animal consumption in a recycled, safe, sustainable manner.
  • re:3D: Creators of Gigabot, an industrial human-scale 3D printer that prints from plastic recyclables creating access to local and sustainable manufacturing material, which decimates costs and scales barriers in additive manufacturing.
  • Solstice Energy Solutions: Created SHYFT, a platform for millions of households and businesses in emerging markets that struggle with intermittent or costly power, where users can remotely monitor, control, and manage all power sources, including solar, generator, converter, and utility.
  • Timeless: An app developed by a 13-year-old to help Alzheimer’s patients remember events, stay connected and engaged, and recognize people through artificial intelligence-based facial recognition technology.
  • VNTANA: An Augmented Reality computing platform that allows consumers to interact with holograms of their favorite athlete, celebrity, or product while capturing real-time data to help companies generate leads, convert sales, and quantify engagement.
  • WaterSeer: A mobile water solution and device that pulls clean, fresh water from air right where people live, providing water security and independence to everyone. The device can produce 100,000s of gallons a year while collecting climate data.

Women Who Tech has been supported by Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist and Craig Newmark Philanthropies, Google, Blanc & Otus, Fred and Joanne Wilson, LinkedIn, Office of London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan, Mozilla, General Assembly, IBM, Microsoft, Rad Campaign, and Invisu.