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Grants Program
Awarding Grants to Women-Led Startups

COVID-19 Tech Grant
Finalists Announced

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 approximately every eight weeks 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

Applications for the COVID-19 Tech Grant closed August 23, 2020.

Upcoming Grants

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

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