2012 PITCH Finalist Daisy Jing, Founder Of Perfect Beauty, Talks About Confidence And Pitching Your Startup
Women 2.0 is bringing PITCH to New York this fall – apply for PITCH NYC by August 31, 2012.
By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)
“Startup Weekend changed my life,” exclaimed Daisy Jing.
Daisy took her passion for beauty products to the hackathon, formed a team and built an early prototype. She wrote about the experience for Women 2.0 in a previous post.
Then she applied to PITCH 2012 – the Silicon Valley startup competition organized by Women 2.0.
“My experience at PITCH was absolutely amazing. It gave me the confidence to know I have what it takes to pitch, raise money, and
succeed. I mean, this is my first startup and I have had little experience in raising money and pitching. Now that I’ve pitched to a thousand people and top VCs and answered all their questions thoroughly (and received their feedback) I am confident I can go out there and raise any series of funding,” says Daisy Jing.
Daisy was a finalist for the PITCH 2012 competition, pitching onstage at the sold-out conference in Silicon Valley. After winning the “Most Disruptive Product” prize at the Women 2.0 PITCH Conference earlier this year, Daisy became more confident in her product. Conference attendees gave her feedback and even more were interested to learn about her product. She also made some connections to investors and incubators.
She reports that after PITCH, “It has been easier to recruit co-founders for my team and I received offers for accelerators and seed investment. It has definitely changed my life and I cannot express how grateful I am for the team at Women 2.0 for putting this together.”
Women 2.0 is bringing PITCH to New York this fall – you can apply for PITCH NYC by August 31.
PITCH NYC 2012 invites companies with at least one female in the founding team to apply. Applying companies must be in beta stage and have received less than a million in funding. We’re looking for the most disruptive web/mobile ventures, connected device companies, double and triple bottom line ventures, etc. Prizes include $25k cash, services and more. For details, click here.
Angie Chang co-founded Women 2.0 in 2006. She currently serves as Editor-In-Chief of Women 2.0 and is working to mainstream women in high-growth, high-tech entrepreneurship. Previously, Angie held roles in product management and web UI design. In 2008, Angie launched Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners, asking that guys come as the “+1” for once. Angie holds a B.A. in English and Social Welfare from UC Berkeley. Follow her on Twitter at @thisgirlangie.