FAQs - 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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Below are answers to some frequently asked questions (FAQs).
If you need further assistance, feel free to contact us for more information.

Q: How do I apply for the Fast Pitch?

A: Applications are accepted in spring/early summer for our annual Fast Pitch competition for women entrepreneurs. Visit Fast Pitch for details on application dates and requirements.

Q: How can I become a sponsor?

A: Visit the Sponsors page to learn more and download our current sponsorship flyers that include a list of benefits for all sponsorship levels. You may also email us via the contact form to request more information.

Q: How can I host an event?

A: Contact us for current opportunities to host an event, which may qualify as an in-kind sponsorship contribution. We ask event hosts to provide the meeting space and cover the cost of catering for guests.

Q: Is the Fast Pitch competition open to businesses in any industry?

A: Yes, women founders building businesses in any industry based in the USA are welcome to apply. Businesses based outside of the USA will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

NOTE: Nonprofit organizations are not eligible to apply for the Fast Pitch.

Q: How can I become a judge for the Fast Pitch?

A: Fast Pitch judges must meet certain requirements, such as experience as an investor. The Women Founders Network Advisory Board will evaluate potential judges on an individual basis to determine their qualifications. Contact us to learn more.

Q: Where is Women Founders Network located?

A: We are based in Santa Monica, CA and the annual Fast Pitch event takes place in the greater Los Angeles, CA area. Women founders from any location may apply as long as their business is based in the U.S. and they can attend the October Fast Pitch event in Los Angeles if they make it to the final round.