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APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED
MAY 1 - JUNE 30
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. This individualized attention allows these women entrepreneurs to become pitch-ready in a way that makes their business that much more appealing to Angel and VC funding to scale. 

 

We ask that you meet the criteria below and pay a small processing fee to apply. Early bird pricing for the application is $50 until May 31 and $100 from June 1 – June 30. 

WOMAN FOUNDER

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

OPEN TO ALL SECTORS

Company may operate
in any industry 

EARLY-STAGE

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

IN-PERSON

Must attend in-person to present at the annual October Fast Pitch Event in Los Angeles* 

PROOF OF CONCEPT

Must generate revenue or demonstrate proof of concept 

GROWTH POTENTIAL

Seeking early-stage businesses with high-growth potential based in the USA 

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

Applications are accepted May 1 - June 30, 2020.

 

Remember to play big. The only limit is you.

—GUIDELINES FOR 2020 COMING SOON—

OUR PROCESS

LEARN

Attend educational events for female founders

APPLY

Apply for the Fast Pitch competition May 1 - June 30

COMPETE

Through two rounds of voting, judges select the Top 10 finalists

PREPARE

Top 10 finalists work with pitch coaches and financial mentors

Pitch at Investor Event in September

PITCH

Top 10 finalists pitch October 27th at UCLA to compete for
over $50k in cash prizes and over $100k in professional services