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Women Startup Challenge
Emerging Tech Grants Program
CONGRATS TO THE FINALISTS
April 2021
Five startups were selected to participate in the Emerging Tech Grant Program.

A $15,000 Innovation Grant was awarded to Jasmin Hume founder of Shiru, and a $5,000 Impact Grant was awarded to Amy Divaraniya, founder of Oova.

Women Startup Challenge Emerging Tech Grants Program Jury

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Cat Hernandez Headshot
Cat Hernandez
Cofounder and Investment Partner, The Venture Collective
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Jim Lockheed headshot
Jim Lockheed
Investment Principal, JetBlue Technology Ventures
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Jonah Cool headshot
Jonah Cool
Science Program Officer, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
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Karishma Patel headshot
Karishma Patel
Partner at Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund (SV2), Manager of Draper Venture Network
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Rene Azeez headshot
René Azeez
Director of Engagement, Venture Services, MaRS Discovery District
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Ali Jamal Headshot
Ali Jamal
Founding Partner, First Check Ventures
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Fernando Montejo headshot
Fernando Montejo
Assistant VP of Emerging Tech Initiatives, NYC Economic Development Corporation
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Xevion Baptiste headshot
Xevion Baptiste
Assistant VP of Emerging Tech Initiatives, NYC Economic Development Corporation
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Eloho Omame headshot
Eloho Omame
Co-Founder of FirstCheck Africa,, Managing Director at Endeavor
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Niki Liu headshot
Niki Liu
Founder, Gravitii Financial Advisory
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Daria Abbaei Headshot
Daria Abbaei
Naples Technology Ventures, Director of Investor Relations