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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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Save the Date: March 26, 2019
WFN Kick-off Event at CNSI at UCLA
Ticket sales opening soon!

Sneak Peek of 2019 Program Calendar:
MARCH: Kick-off Event
APRIL 1-JUNE 1: Fast Pitch Applications Accepted
MAY: Day of Education for Female Founders
JUNE: Meet the Top 20 Fast Pitch Founders
JULY: Springboard Enterprises Dolphin Tank with WFN
OCTOBER: Annual Fast Pitch Event

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Stubbs Alderton
Female Founder Workshop
Springboard Enterprises
First Republic Bank
2018 Top 10 logos
Union Bank


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.

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

Hosted by: Microsoft, Playa Vista, CA

Get a sneak peek of the Top 10 female founders who will compete on-stage at the Oct 16, 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
Springboard Enterprises Dolphin Tank® with WFN

Hosted by: The Riveter
Sponsored by: First Republic Bank

Springboard Enterprises Dolphin Tank® programs are “helpful feedback-driven” pitch sessions for entrepreneurs to receive constructive insights from knowledgeable professionals. The WFN Fast Pitch finalists will be pitching at this event and the audience will be asked for constructive feedback after each pitch. Investors welcome!

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 pitching on-stage to judges and the audience. Cash prizes of $45,000 and $200k+ in professional services will be awarded. Amazing networking opportunities and a fun, inspiring evening – not to be missed! Learn more about the Top 10 here.

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