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 funding, join the ranks of 500 Startups and Y Combinator, and be acquired by the likes of Yahoo!. And feel free to join the lively discussion on the Twitter sphere during the contest.
Our Live Judges
Rachel PikePrincipal, DFJ
Rob HayesPartner, First Round Capital
Josh ElmanPartner, Greylock
Mike RothenbergFounder at Rothenberg Ventures
Blake ByersGeneral Partner, Google Ventures
Jessica LivingstonFounding Partner, Y Combinator
Christine TsaiPartner, 500 Startups
Nicole GlarosManaging Director, Techstars
Millie TadewaldtVenture Hacker, AngelList
Eurie KimPrincipal, Forerunner Ventures
Jenny FieldingHead of BBC Labs, BBC Worldwide
Andreessen Horowitz package:
Includes a meeting with an investing partner at Andreessen Horowitz.
* 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 Gained Startup Incorporation and IP 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.
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
Taylor DavidsonVC, kbs+ Ventures
Renee DiRestaPrincipal, OATV
Rachel PikePrincipal, DFJ
Jenny FieldingHead of Digital Ventures, BBC Worldwide
Dave KochbeckONC Holdings, Inc.
Morgane RollandoTreasurer, Femmes Business Angels
Adam QuintonFounder & CEO, Lucas Point Ventures
Albert WengerPartner, Union Square Ventures
Brittany LaughlinPartner, Union Square Ventures
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.