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2021 Fast Pitch

WOMEN FOUNDERS NETWORK 9th 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, coaching and in-kind sponsorships that we offer as part of the program.

This individualized attention allows the top 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 are now closed for 2021.

Thanks to all who applied!

FAST PITCH PRIZES & BENEFITS
$40k+
IN CASH
PRIZES
$100k+
IN PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
FAST PITCH FINALISTS RECEIVE

Pitch
Coach

One-on-one pitch coaching to prepare for the Fast Pitch Event

Financial Mentor

Expert guidance to get your financials in order

Investor Connection

Virtual 1:1 meeting to pitch to a potential investor

Helpful Feedback

Dolphin Tank® & private event to refine your pitching skills

In addition, there is cash investment potential from investors that attend the Fast Pitch event and an ongoing support network of successful businesswomen committed to building the female entrepreneur ecosystem.

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Cash Awards

Access to Capital

The Women Founders Network Fast Pitch competition offers $25k+ in cash prizes, including a bonus prize of $5k for our Junior Judges Award winner.

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

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Support

Women Helping Women

For those who make the finalist round, we offer one-on-one coaching to prepare for the Fast Pitch and $50k+ 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.

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Network

Building the Pipeline

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.

WHAT FINALISTS SAY

“I've seen a lot of organizations, and I truly believe WFN has put a ton of investment into making it better for women founders. You all walk the talk. It's so refreshing to see an organization that is so genuine. I truly appreciate the efforts in helping my pitch. I loved it!”

Sarah Tamilarasan
SOTAOG 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 in spring 2022.