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
IN PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
FAST PITCH FINALISTS RECEIVE
One-on-one pitch coaching to prepare for the Fast Pitch Event
Expert guidance to get your financials in order
Virtual 1:1 meeting to pitch to a potential investor
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.
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.
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.
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!”
“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.”
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.”
Tea Drops Founder & CEO