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APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED
MAY 1 - JULY 15
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 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 (Virtual Event*)
on October 27th 

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.

Applications are accepted May 1 - July 15, 2020.

 

Remember to play big. The only limit is you.

FAST PITCH APPLICATION

We recommend downloading the Fast Pitch Guidelines before starting your application. It includes an overview of the process, judging criteria, list of supporting documents required, and tips for advancing to the next round.

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Click below to complete the application form:

2

Download the Financial Template (Google sheet). It is required as a supporting document for your Fast Pitch application.

3

OUR PROCESS

LEARN

Attend educational events for female founders

APPLY

Apply for the Fast Pitch competition May 1 - July 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 virtually on October 27th to compete for
$30k+ in cash prizes and over $50k in professional services

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