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©2019 Women Founders Network

LEARN YOUR STORY. 
PERFECT YOUR PITCH.

WOMEN FOUNDERS NETWORK ANNUAL
FAST PITCH COMPETITION

Each year Women Founders Network creates a unique opportunity for Female Founders. What makes our pitch competition different than other fast pitch competitions is the valuable leadership and in-kind sponsorships that we offer as part of the program. 

 

This individualized attention allows our top 10 women entrepreneurs to become pitch-ready in a way that sharpens their plans to scale their companies and makes their business more appealing to Angel and VC investors.

—APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED—

The Women Founders Network Fast Pitch competition Offers a total of $50k in cash prizes, including $50k for the Top 3 finalists and a bonus prize of $5k for our Junior Judges Award.

In addition, our network and events draw Angel, Seed and VC investors.

Access to Capital

For those who make the finalist round, we offer one-on-one coaching to prepare for the Fast Pitch and $150k worth of in-kind professional services to help craft and perfect business plans, solidify priorities and create a pitch-ready presentation for female-founded businesses to have a greater chance at funding.

 

Women Helping Women

Our competition adds to the Los Angeles start-up ecosystem feeding from incubators and accelerators into Angels and early stage VCs.

 

Our events foster a female-friendly environment and mentorship from top women professionals in the LA business community.

Building the Pipeline

FAST PITCH PRIZES & BENEFITS
FEMALE FOUNDERS
IN TOTAL CASH PRIZES
IN PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
TOP 10 FINALISTS RECIEVE

Receive one-on-one coaching to prepare for the Fast Pitch Event 

Personal financial mentor to get your financials in order 

Opportunity to attend Dolphin Tank for constructive feedback 

Meet & greet with WFN judges, board, sponsors, and investors

Connection with Angel Investors and Venture Capital Funds focused on women founders 

Cash investment potential from investors that attend Oct 30th event 

An ongoing support network of successful businesswomen committed to building the female entrepreneur ecosystem 

 

2018 TOP 10
Meet Previous Fast Pitch Finalists
FEMALE FOUNDERS
IN TOTAL CASH PRIZES
IN PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

SCROLL TO MEET OUR 2018 FINALISTS

WHAT FINALISTS SAY

“I am still in awe at the
energy of the event last
night. This is so much
more than a pitch
competition and I am
honored to be a part of it.
Thank you!”

Farah Allen
The Labz CEO

“My involvement with WFN has been a gift that keeps on giving. Not only did we get investors,we got mentors who have played a crucial role in our growth. I’ve gained not only a network of amazing, powerful women, but also new friends for life.”

Fran Dunaway
TomboyX CEO & Co-Founder

“All women entrepreneurs
should apply despite the
company size–even if they
don’t make the final top 10. If
you have a great business
concept, there is still an
opportunity to receive
funding from investors who
review your application.”

Sashee Chandran
Tea Drops Founder & CEO

If you have an early-stage business
with high-growth potential and are looking for that next step to scale, we invite you to apply to our competition.

—APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED—

SINCE 2013

Meet the finalists and winners of previous Women Founders Network Fast Pitch competitions