Women Startup Challenge Podcast

Rachel McCrickard

Motivo

A platform providing clinical supervision for mental health professionals online.

Sarah Goodman

VitalSines

Creator of iHeart, a fingertip device that calculates your internal age.

Abigail Edgecliffe-Johnson

RaceYa

Reinventing radio-control cars for DIY makers and STEM learners.

Estella Gabriel

Second Screen

Repackages and streams feature films as bite-size sophisticated series for the mobile culture.

Abi Ramanan

ImpactVision

Combines hyperspectral imaging with machine learning to provide information about the quality of foods.

Camilla Olson

Savitude

An AI platform that curates personalized fashion collections based on shopper’s individual shape and proportion.

Airs Thursday, June 21, 2018
Faith Kimeu

Dial A Pad

A platform to holistically tackle the lack of menstrual equity and sexual reproductive health for Kenyan women.

Airs Thursday, June 28, 2018
Rafaela Cavalcanti

CloQ

Provides nano-credit and financial literacy resources, via an app, to the poor and the unbanked.

Airs Thursday, July 5, 2018
Andrea Higuera

Yask

A global community of native speakers paired with AI to offer quality translations and proofreading in real time.

Airs Thursday, July 12, 2018

About the Women Startup Challenge Podcast

Women Who Tech is on a mission to fund women-led startups. Why? Because only 1.9% of Venture Capital (VC) funding went to women-led startups in 2017. For women of color (WOC), the numbers are even more dismal: 0.2% get VC money. These barriers are crushing women’s economic power.

That’s where we come in. Nearly 2,000 early-stage ventures (40% WOC) have applied to our Women Startup Challenges, cohosted by Google, Microsoft, LinkedIn, and more. We’ve succeeded in enabling more than $20 million raised for women founders.

These 10 finalists from around the world were selected to pitch their tech venture virtually on our Podcast before prominent investors. Our investor guests for this season are Adam Zuckerman, Director of Discovery Ventures and Allie Burns, Managing Director of Village Capital. The grand prize winner will receive $5,000 as a cash grant for their startup.

The winning startup will be chosen through a hybrid approach: 40% will be the investors’ decision, 30% will be public vote, and 30% will be the Women Who Tech team’s decision. Make sure to subscribe so you can vote for your favorite women-led startup.

Women Who Tech is supported by Craig Newmark Philanthropies, the Pineapple Fund, and more.