Events - Women Founders Network
Women Founders Network provides capital, visibility and mentorship for female founders. Our annual Fast Pitch competition awards cash and services to women entrepreneurs.
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We host events focused on female founders including an Angel Investor panel, educational workshops, and our annual Fast Pitch Event.

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Springboard Enterprises
First Republic Bank
2017 Fast Pitch
Stubbs Alderton
Female Founder Workshop

July 24, 2018 | 5:30-7:30 pm
Meet the Top 10 Fast Pitch Finalists

Hosted by: Microsoft, Playa Vista, CA

The Top 10 Finalists will be announced July 9th! Get a sneak peek of the Top 10 female founders who will compete on-stage at the 2018 WFN Fast Pitch Event for cash and professional services! Robyn Ward of FounderForward joins us as keynote and Joanna Bloor of The Amplify Lab will be our emcee.
Audience Participation:
Vote for your favorite Top 10 company and get entered in our drawing to win a free Fast Pitch Event ticket valued at $100!

September 12, 2018 | 6:00-8:30 pm
Dolphin Tank: Springboard Enterprises partner event

Hosted by: The Riveter
Sponsored by: First Republic Bank

Our Top 10 finalists will pitch to a panel of experts in a friendly setting and will engage the audience to provide constructive feedback after each pitch. Investors welcome! Great learning experience for entrepreneurs!

September 15, 2018 | 9:00 am-3:30 pm
Female Founder Workshops

Hosted by: Women Founders Foundation and CNSI at UCLA

Female entrepreneurs are invited to join us for round 2 of our workshop series. A variety of topics will focus on issues relevant to startups. Morning and afternoon sessions will be offered. More details to come.

October 16, 2018 | 5:00-9:00 pm
WFN 2018 Fast Pitch Event

Fast Pitch presented by: Union Bank
Hosted by: CNSI at UCLA

Join us for our annual Fast Pitch Event featuring the Top 10 finalists from our competition presenting on-stage to judges and the audience. Cash prizes of $35,000+ and professional services will be awarded. Amazing networking opportunities and a fun, inspiring evening – not to be missed!


May 8, 2018 | 5:30-7:30 pm
WFN Kick-off Event – Angel Investor Panel: What does it take to get that Angel check?

Hosted & Sponsored by: Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP
Santa Monica, CA

Join us to kick off our 2018 Fast Pitch Competition and meet a panel of Angel Investors from Techstars, Arroyo Ventures, Osea Angel Investors, and Halogen Ventures to learn how & why they invest.

May 30, 2018 | 9:00 am-3:30 pm
Female Founder Workshops
Startups: Pitching, Fund Raising and Survival

Hosted by: Women Founders Foundation and CNSI at UCLA
Sponsored by: Startup UCLA and Silicon Valley Bank

Join us at CNSI at UCLA for a day of education for female founders. Get insights on fundraising from the Women Founders Network (WFN) 2017 Fast Pitch winner, Sashee Chandran of Tea Drops, and a great lineup of accounting, banking, HR and legal professionals. The COO of the SAM Preccelerator will also be here to share best practices for creating your pitch deck.

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