Women 2.0 PITCH startup competitions finalists continue to impress over the years.
By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)
After the years ago by, we wonder “Where are they now?”
The finalists for the last 5 years of PITCH startup competition have gone to impress us with their mettle and ability to adapt and evolve. Some are still working on the same startup, while some have pivoted or moved on to another venture or business opportunity.
Here are female founders who have placed as finalists for the Women 2.0 PITCH startup competitions, and gone on to a variety of impressive and interesting things:
By Katie Gage (Programming Manager, Springboard Enterprises)
Melinda Wittstock (Founder & CEO, NewsiT) is launching her new mobile app at SXSW, demoing on Friday, and pitching at Hatchpitch on Sunday. NewsiT is a crowd-reporting platform and a social network for news.
Here are a list of Springboard companies that will be at SXSW:
Women 2.0 talks to Hilary DeCesare, co-founder and CEO of Everloop about being an entrepreneur and having it all.
Women 2.0: How did you know Everloop was an idea worth exploring? Was their early user or family feedback that encouraged you in creating the product?
Hilary DeCesare: I am a mom of two 14-year-old twins and a tween daughter. As my twins began to use the internet, I saw first-hand that they had nowhere to safely call their “home base” and connect with their friends online. I saw the lack of security and information for children on how to stay safe online and disturbing online trends including teen suicide (attributable to the internet), predators and cyber-bullying.
Rather than wait for someone else to solve these