WOMEN FOUNDERS NETWORK 10th ANNUAL
FAST PITCH COMPETITION
Applications are now closed for 2022
IN PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Self-select your category based on the definitions below. Unsure? Contact us.
B2B or B2C company that relies on significant development of technology to deliver the product or service.
Any product sold to consumers as physical units or consumer focused media/content, e-commerce sites, or services provided to consumers.
FAST PITCH FINALISTS RECEIVE
One-on-one pitch coaching to prepare for the Fast Pitch Event
Spark Collective Perks
Access to discounts on a wide variety of products and services
Expert guidance to get your financials in order
WFN Alumni Community
Invitation to join our online community of alumni
Participate in the Springboard Enterprises Dolphin Tank®
VIP Private Pitch Event
Pitch to a curated group and make high-value connections
All finalists receive free professional services awards
WFN Fast Pitch Event
Compete to win cash prizes totaling $55k
Founder/Co-Founder/CEO must be a woman or business must be majority-owned by a woman
Must participate in the annual Fast Pitch Event on October 25*
Must have raised no more than $750K in outside funding, including personal cash funds**
Business must be based in the United States
Pre-revenue plans are welcome (need to show customer interest, such as customer sign-ups, surveys, LOI’s, etc.)
We cannot accept applications from Life Sciences, nonprofit, or cannabis/CBD companies
*Exact format will be determined by health and safety standards. Travel expenses are the responsibility of the applicant.
**Research grants or other non-recourse, non-dilutive grants, and PPP loans do not count towards the $750K maximum.
If you meet the above criteria, we invite you to apply for our competition.
We recommend that you download our Fast Pitch Guidelines, which includes important tips for the online application process, all questions that appear on each track's application form, and important dates.
Each year Women Founders Network creates a unique opportunity for Female Founders. What makes our pitch competition different than other fast pitch competitions is the valuable mentoring, coaching and in-kind sponsorships that we offer as part of the program.
This individualized attention allows the top women entrepreneurs to become pitch-ready in a way that sharpens their plans to scale their companies and makes their business more appealing to Angel and VC investors.
In addition, there is cash investment potential from investors that attend the Fast Pitch event and an ongoing support network of successful businesswomen committed to building the female entrepreneur ecosystem.
WHAT FINALISTS SAY
“I've seen a lot of organizations, and I truly believe WFN has put a ton of investment into making it better for women founders. You all walk the talk. It's so refreshing to see an organization that is so genuine. I truly appreciate the efforts in helping my pitch. I loved it!”
“My involvement with WFN has been a gift that keeps on giving. Not only did we get investors,we got mentors who have played a crucial role in our growth. I’ve gained not only a network of amazing, powerful women, but also new friends for life.”
TomboyX CEO & Co-Founder
“All women entrepreneurs
should apply despite the
company size–even if they
don’t make the final top 10. If
you have a great business
concept, there is still an
opportunity to receive
funding from investors who
review your application.”
Tea Drops Founder & CEO