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Women Startup Challenge
2020 NYC at Google

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September 22, 2020 at Google in New York City
Applications open now for the Women Startup Challenge. Be one of 10 women-led startups chosen to pitch a panel of top investors at Google on September 22, 2020.

$75,000 to be awarded.

Applications are now open for the 10th Women Startup Challenge, cohosted by Google. Women Who Tech is on a mission to help fund and empower women founders building products to solve the biggest issues facing this world. 

Women Startups

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until May 31, 2020 at 11:59 pm PT.

Winning ventures will be awarded $75,000 and probono services. Who Tech will award a $50,000 cash grant and the W Fund is committing a $25,000 investment. The W Fund will also be convening a one-on-one investor-founder mentoring day. Review Application FAQ.

How to Apply:   

Startups located within North America that have at least one woman founder or cofounder, are using tech to rapidly scale and innovate, and have raised no more than $4 million are eligible to apply to this Women Startup Challenge. 

See full rules and criteria here.

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Launched in partnership with Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist and Craig Newmark Philanthropies, the Women Startup Challenge will showcase 10 of the best early stage, women-led startups who will pitch their companies at Google in NYC to some of the biggest investors on September 22. 

  • Aaron Holiday, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at 645 Ventures
  • Lolita Taub, Venture Partner at NextGen Venture Partners
  • Shelly Kapoor Collins, Founder of Shatter Fund

  • Andrew Beebe, Managing Director of Obvious Ventures

  • Tess Hatch, VP of Bessemer Venture Partners
  • Kofi Ampadu, Investor at Prototype Capital

  • Kate Brodock, Founding Partner of W Fund

Apply Today! Deadline: May 31, 2020 at 11:59 pm PT


Equity-Free Cash Grant
W Fund Investment
Mentoring With Investors

Meet the Jury

Susan Lyne
Susan Lyne
President and Managing Partner, BBG Ventures
Tess Hatch headshot
Tess Hatch
Vice President, Bessemer Venture Partners
Jason Leder
Head of VC and Startup Partnerships (US), Google