Pitch Competition

PITCH San Francisco 2014 Startup Competition (PITCH SF 2014) is open to early-stage ventures around the world, from high growth business ventures in mobile to web, from double bottom line businesses to connected devices. Applying companies must have a female in the founding team and have received less than a million in funding. By pitching onstage at Women 2.0 Conference on February 13th and 14th, the PITCH SF 2014 finalists expose their startup to influencers and investors!

Join us as our top ten PITCH finalists take the stage, at the largest conference for women in tech and entrepreneurship, to compete for a grand prize PITCH package and a People’s Choice Award (given out separately).

The competition will start promptly after lunch both days of the conference and attendees will get to watch as our finalists receive real-time feedback on their pitch from our panel of live judges. Attendees also get to play a role in the ‘judging’ process by voting their favorite PITCH finalist for the People’s Choice Award.

Get ready for an awesome competition, Past PITCH Startup Competition Finalists have gone on to raise $1.2 million in seed fundingjoin the ranks of 500 Startups and Y Combinatorand be acquired by the likes of Yahoo!. And feel free to join the lively discussion on the Twitter sphere during the contest.

Congratulations Finalists!

  • Agorique
  • Farmstr
  • Fosubo
  • Pretty Padded Room
  • Ranku
  • RenterResume
  • Sense.ly
  • SupportPay by Ittavi
  • workZeit


Our Live Judges

  • rachel

    Rachel PikePrincipal, DFJ

  • Rob

    Rob HayesPartner, First Round Capital

  • josh

    Josh ElmanPartner, Greylock

  • rothenberg

    Mike RothenbergFounder at Rothenberg Ventures

  • blake-byers

    Blake ByersGeneral Partner, Google Ventures

  • jessica

    Jessica LivingstonFounding Partner, Y Combinator

  • christine_tsai

    Christine TsaiPartner, 500 Startups

  • nicole

    Nicole GlarosManaging Director, Techstars

  • millie

    Millie TadewaldtVenture Hacker, AngelList

  • eurie

    Eurie KimPrincipal, Forerunner Ventures

  • PITCH4_Jenny

    Jenny FieldingHead of BBC Labs, BBC Worldwide




PITCH Prizes

Andreessen Horowitz package:

Includes a meeting with an investing partner at Andreessen Horowitz.

Andreessen HorowitzAndreessen Horowitz is a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm with $2.7 billion under management. The firm invests in entrepreneurs building companies at every stage – from seed to growth.

PAD package:

* 3 Months for all 10 Finalists
* 6 Months for the top Winner

-Access to all community events, such as; free monthly lunches, Thirsty Thursdays, Holiday Parties, Summer BBQs etc
-Unlimited access/use of internet, meeting rooms, printers, office supplies
-Kitchen stocked with sodas, premium coffees, fruit, nuts and granola bars
-Outside picnic area with BBQ with wifi access
-Parking in large lot in front of the building

Venture GainedSilicon Valley Pad is a coworking space in the heart of Silicon Valley targeted startups and entrepreneurs. We are a diverse group of people from around the world working on disruptive and innovative new products and companies. We’re located next door to Facebook and close to Sand Hill Road.

Venture Gained Startup Incorporation and IP package:

Includes drafting of incorporation documents, privacy policy and terms of use, in addition to an Intellectual Property audit. All of these services are essentials for a startup seeking funding and growth.

Venture GainedVenture Gained Legal LLP is a boutique law firm that focuses on working with founders of tech companies and creatives. Venture Gained provides diverse areas of expertise on: incorporation, regulatory compliance (i.e. Bitcoin and payment platforms), and intellectual property.

Clear package:

Includes clear passes for life.


CLEAR is the fastest and most predictable way to get through airport security. Being a CLEAR member means you can breeze right past the long lines and go straight to screening.



Rackspace package:

Includes $12,000 worth of Rackspace cloud services for the Top Winner & the People’s Choice Winner (the offer is divided $1,000 /month for (12) months).


Rackspace® is the global leader in hybrid cloud and founder of OpenStack®, the open-source operating system for the cloud. 

Thank You, First Round Online Judges

  • PITCH1_Taylor

    Taylor DavidsonVC, kbs+ Ventures

  • PITCH2_Renee

    Renee DiRestaPrincipal, OATV

  • rachel

    Rachel PikePrincipal, DFJ

  • PITCH4_Jenny

    Jenny FieldingHead of Digital Ventures, BBC Worldwide

  • PITCH6_Dave

    Dave KochbeckONC Holdings, Inc.

  • PITCH6_Morgane

    Morgane RollandoTreasurer, Femmes Business Angels

  • PITCH7_Adam

    Adam QuintonFounder & CEO, Lucas Point Ventures

  • PITCH8_Albert

    Albert WengerPartner, Union Square Ventures

  • brittany

    Brittany LaughlinPartner, Union Square Ventures

  • angela

    Angela KingyensVC at Version One Ventures


Got an early stage startup? Looking for exposure to investors? Apply to PITCH SF 2014!

Thanks for applying! hang tight while our judging panel is reviewing your submissions. As Finalists are chosen they will be immediately announced. ROLLING DEADLINE ENDED JANUARY 10, 2014



PITCH San Francisco 2014 Startup Competition (PITCH SF 2014) is open to early-stage ventures around the world, from high-growth web and mobile ventures, to double bottom line businesses, to connected devices.

Applicants must have:

  • a female on the founding team
  • received less than $1M USD in funding
  • a technical co-founder or in-house technical lead on the team

Typical PITCH Applications span: consumer web and mobile, enterprise, big data, edutech, biotech/medtech, cleantech, hardware and more. Applicants are from all over the world! We’ve had finalists from Vietnam, India, London, Canada and of course the US!

By pitching onstage at Women 2.0 Conference on February 13th and 14th, the PITCH SF 2014 finalists expose their startup to prominent influencers and investors.