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APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED
APRIL 1 - JUNE 15, 2021
WOMEN FOUNDERS NETWORK ANNUAL
FAST PITCH COMPETITION

APPLICATION CRITERIA

Since 2013, our Fast Pitch competition has helped early-stage women-led businesses craft their stories, messages, monetization plans, legal structure and more. The individualized attention received by finalists allows these women entrepreneurs to become pitch-ready in a way that makes their business much more appealing to Angels and VCs to support funding to scale.

We ask that you meet the criteria below and pay a small processing fee to apply.

The application fee is $50.

If you are experiencing significant hardships, contact us for consideration of a fee waiver based on need (case-by-case basis).

WOMAN FOUNDER

Founder/Co-Founder/CEO must be a woman or business must be majority-owned by a woman 

LOCATION

Business must be

based in the United States

(applications not accepted from  Life Sciences and Nonprofit companies)

FUNDING TO DATE

Must have raised no more than $1M in outside funding, excluding research grants

FAST PITCH

Must participate in the annual Fast Pitch Event*
on October 26th

EARLY STAGE

Early-stage plans are welcome (need to show some indication

of customer interest, such as customer sign-ups, surveys, LOI’s, etc.)

GROWTH POTENTIAL

Seeking early-stage
businesses with
high-growth potential 

*Exact format will be determined by health and safety standards.

If you meet the above criteria, we invite you to apply for our competition.

The application period for 2021 is April 1 - June 15.

A link to the application will be posted on April 1st.

Remember to play big. The only limit is you.

OUR PROCESS

LEARN

Attend educational events for female founders

APPLY

Apply for the Fast Pitch competition April 1 - June 15

COMPETE

Through two rounds of voting, judges select the Top 5 finalists

PREPARE

Top 5 finalists work with pitch coaches and financial mentors

Virtual Dolphin Tank with Springboard Enterprises for helpful feedback

Private virtual pitch to investors and judges

PITCH

Top 5 finalists pitch on October 26th to compete for
cash prizes and professional services

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