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Grants Program
Awarding Grants to Women-Led Startups

Emerging Tech Grant
Applications Open This Month
Applications for Women Who Tech's Emerging Tech Grants Program open January 28, 2020. Deadline to submit applications is February 18, 2021.

Women Who Tech transformed the 2020 Women Startup Challenge at Google to ensure everyone's health and safety. In its place, we launched a brand-new Women Who Tech Startup Grants Program to continue funding game-changing, women-led tech startups virtually during this pandemic.

Startup funding is even more scarce right now: VC deals with startups founded exclusively by women dropped to just 4.3% in Q1 2020 VS 7.1% in Q1 2019, according to PitchBook.

How Does the Grants Program Work?

Equity-free grants will be awarded by Women Who Tech to women-led tech startups on a rolling basis through 2021. For each grant period:

  • Women Who Tech will open a call for applicants based on different themes. Sign up here to be alerted for when our next grant cycle opens up.
  • Our jury and grants committee will select five finalists to participate in our virtual pitch coaching and pitch series.
  • A $10,000 Innovation Grant and a $3,000 Impact Grant will be awarded during each grant period.
  • Startups may re-apply for grants as long as they meet the eligibility criteria and were not already awarded a grant from the Women Who Tech Startup Grants program.

Tech Grant

The $10,000 Innovation Grant was awarded to LimeLoop.

The $3,000 Impact Grant was awarded to kweliTV. 

COVID-19 Tech Grant

The $10,000 Innovation Grant was awarded to Patientory.

The $3,000 Impact Grant was awarded to Caribu. 

Upcoming Grants

The subsequent Women Startup Grants Program will be focused on themes, including:

  • Emerging Tech - Applications close February 18, 2021
  • FemTech + HealthTech
For updates on the Women Who Tech Startup Grants Program and future Startup Challenges, make sure to sign up for email updates.