The 4th Annual PITCH: Women 2.0 Startup Competition

The 4th Annual PITCH: Women 2.0 Startup Competition is open to early-stage ventures around the world, from high growth business ventures in web to mobile, from cleantech to biotech. Applying companies must have a female in the founding team, be in beta stage, and have received less than 3 million in funding.  

EXTENDED DEADLINE TO APPLY: October 8, 2010.

All applications will receive written feedback from at least 3 members of the judging panel. Finalists pitch live in at the 4th Annual PITCH Night on November 4, 2010 in San Francisco. Previous years’ prizes included meetings with Michael Moritz (Sequoia Capital) and Tim Draper (Draper Fisher Jurvetson).

This year, winners receive meetings with iconic investors Esther Dyson (investor in companies such as Flickr, del.icio.us, and 23andMe), Matt Murphy (Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers), Mike Maples (Managing Partner, FLOODGATE), and Naval Ravikant (Partner, AngelList). Winners will also receive a host of startup-friendly services valued at $17k.

Quick Facts about PITCH 2010:

  1. The founding team must have at least one female.
  2. The founding team must have a technologist* on the founding team. A technologist is an engineer, scientist, mathematician, biologist, etc.
  3. Your venture must be in beta. This means you should have a prototype (alpha or beta version) or the product is already in the market.
  4. PITCH is focused on companies with high-growth potential.

 

Apply to PITCH: Women 2.0 Startup Competition

How to apply to the Women 2.0 PITCH Startup Competition — there are 3 parts:

  1. Fill out the application here. Once you start an application, you may edit your application anytime prior to the closing date of October 8, 2010. Application fee is $50 per startup.
  2. Mail in your business model scribbled on a paper napkin — Capture your creativity on the paper napkin with your doodles and drawings. Submit your business idea on a paper napkin no larger than 7×7 inches. Your name and contact info must be on the napkin so we can match it with your online application. Napkins must be received at 63 Bovet Road, #519, San Mateo, CA 94402 no later than October 8, 2010. Napkins will be exhibited to the public at PITCH Night. By default, your napkin will be exhibited. If you do not wish to participate in the exhibition, state clearly on a note and attach it on the napkin.
  3. Film a 2-minute video pitch — Think of this as a traditional TV commercial, and the audience/viewers are your “perfect” customers. How will you pitch your product to them? The video should be uploaded along with your business plan through Angelsoft. Uploading video takes time and bandwidth, we suggest you do not wait until the deadline to submit your video pitch. Angelsoft will allow you to upload a video of up to 5 minutes long, but we strongly suggest you keep your video to 2 minutes — you should be able to distill your message into a powerful 2 minute video for uploading.

All applications will receive written feedback from at least 3 members of the judging panel. Judges are investors and successful entrepreneurs who take time to review your application in detail and provide honest, constructive feedback on your venture and application. For a list of the judging panel, click here.

Finalists will be notified October 14th, 2010 and invited to present at Women 2.0 PITCH Night in San Francisco on November 4th, 2010. If you are selected as a finalist, the entire team must present at PITCH.

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