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Women Startup Challenge Pitch Competition: 10 Finalists, 4 Judges, 1 Prize of $25K at Microsoft in NYC

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 13/10/2015 Craig Newmark

Folks, many of you know that I support women in tech as an initiative, but more specifically, Women Who Tech's Women Startup Challenge NYC. I've partnered with 'em to award $25K to the winner of the Pitch Competition. It's pretty simple...Fair's fair, regardless of gender in tech, or it should be. Right now, only 7% of all investor money goes to women-led startups, and I'm working with Women Who Tech to shake things up.
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A panel of investors and tech experts judged the nearly 200 startups who entered the Women Startup Challenge NYC and chose 10 startups to pitching their ventures on stage at Microsoft on November 9. The final 10 are: HeyU, StyleSage, Vizalytics, SoftSpot by Moonlab, UpScored, GoKid, Closet Collective, SIREN, Rubitection, and LIA Diagnostics.
On November 9, you can join Women Who Tech for the first-ever NYC Regional Live Pitch competition. The judges include investors Susan Lyne, President of AOL's BBG Ventures, Joanne Wilson, Kathryn Finney, founder of digitalundivided (DID), and Victoria Song of Flybridge. Hey, it's the Women Who Tech version of Shark Tank. You can RSVP here right now, so get 'em before they're sold out.
For the finalists, there will be a Speed Dating component on November 10 where the finalists will meet one-on-one with investors and experts to really hone in their pitch and share their ideas. This is about building a community for women, and funding women-led startups.
Join the conversation online with hashtag, #WomenStartupChallenge.

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