Calling all Female Founders! Women Who Tech just launched their Women Startup Challenge Podcast. Women Who Tech is on a mission to fund women-led startups. Why? Because only 1.9% of Venture Capital (VC) funding went to women-led startups in 2017. For women of color (WOC), the numbers are even more dismal: 0.2% get VC money. These barriers are crushing women’s economic power.
That’s where they come in. Nearly 2,000 early-stage ventures (40% WOC) have applied to their Women Startup Challenges, cohosted by Google, Microsoft, LinkedIn, and more. They’ve succeeded in enabling more than $20 million raised for women founders.
Awards:- Six finalists will be selected to pitch their tech venture virtually on our podcast before prominent investors. Their investor guest for this season is Adam Zuckerman, Director of Discovery Ventures. The grand prize winner will receive $5,000 as a cash grant for their startup.