2020 FAST PITCH

 

OCTOBER 27

4-6pm PT on Zoom

WOMEN FOUNDERS NETWORK 8th ANNUAL
FAST PITCH EVENT

Not to be missed!

This is the grand finale to our 2020 Fast Pitch competition where the Top 5 female founders pitch to compete for over $40,000 in cash prizes and $135,000 in professional services.

 

New > Digital networking app for making new connections before, during and after the event! In-app messaging, virtual meet-ups, and recommended connections based on your profile - you control your profile visibility.

 

Who should attend?
⭐️ Investors - meet top female founders leading exciting new businesses
⭐️ Entrepreneurs - be inspired and join the network
⭐️ Business Professionals - great networking opportunities
⭐️ Students - special pricing for students & new startups
⭐️ Men are welcome to attend!
 

 

Agenda:
4:00-4:15 – Welcome, Opening Remarks, Sponsor Acknowledgements
4:15-5:15 – Top 5 Finalist Pitch Presentations and Q&A with Judges
5:15-5:45 – Fireside Chat with Kwanza Jones of SUPERCHARGED & Shanita Nicholas of LA Black Investors Club / Judges Convene for Voting
5:45-6:00 – Awards Presentation, Closing Remarks

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Access to Capital

The Women Founders Network Fast Pitch competition offers $25k+ in cash prizes, including a bonus prize of $5k for our Junior Judges Award winner.

In addition, our network and events draw Angel, Seed 
and VC investors.

Women Helping Women

For those who make the finalist round, we offer one-on-one coaching to prepare for the Fast Pitch and $50k+ of in-kind professional services to help craft and perfect business plans, solidify priorities and create a pitch-ready presentation for female-founded businesses to have a greater chance at funding.

Building the Pipeline

Our competition adds to the Los Angeles start-up ecosystem feeding from incubators and accelerators into Angels and early stage VCs.

 

Our events foster a female-friendly environment and mentorship from top women professionals in the LA business community.

Each year Women Founders Network creates a unique opportunity for Female Founders. What makes our pitch competition different than other fast pitch competitions is the valuable leadership, coaching and in-kind sponsorships that we offer as part of the program. 

 

This individualized attention allows the top women entrepreneurs to become pitch-ready in a way that sharpens their plans to scale their companies and makes their business more appealing to Angel and VC investors.

Applications will be accepted in spring 2021 for next year's Fast Pitch.

FAST PITCH PRIZES & BENEFITS
$40k+
IN CASH
PRIZES
$135K+
IN PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
FAST PITCH FINALISTS RECEIVE

One-on-one coaching to prepare for the Fast Pitch Event 

Personal financial mentor to get your financials in order 

Virtual meet & greet with WFN judges, board, sponsors, and investors

Connection with Angel Investors and Venture Capital Funds focused on women founders 

Cash investment potential from investors that attend the Fast Pitch event 

An ongoing support network of successful businesswomen committed to building the female entrepreneur ecosystem 

 

WHAT FINALISTS SAY

“I've seen a lot of organizations, and I truly believe WFN has put a ton of investment into making it better for women founders. You all walk the talk. It's so refreshing to see an organization that is so genuine. I truly appreciate the efforts in helping my pitch. I loved it!”

Sarah Tamilarasan
SOTAOG CEO

“My involvement with WFN has been a gift that keeps on giving. Not only did we get investors,we got mentors who have played a crucial role in our growth. I’ve gained not only a network of amazing, powerful women, but also new friends for life.”

Fran Dunaway
TomboyX CEO & Co-Founder

“All women entrepreneurs
should apply despite the
company size–even if they
don’t make the final top 10. If
you have a great business
concept, there is still an
opportunity to receive
funding from investors who
review your application.”

Sashee Chandran
Tea Drops Founder & CEO

If you have an early-stage business
with high-growth potential and are looking for that next step to scale, we invite you to apply to our competition in spring 2021.

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