Tag Archive: PITCH NYC

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    by Angie Chang

    Are You A Bootstrapping Entrepreneur, Unemployed Or A Student? Here’s Your Chance To Attend PITCH NYC

    You can now directly purchase a limited release of $300 conference passes for the November 14 Women 2.0 PITCH Conference.

    By Sepideh Nasiri (Vice President of All Things Offline, Women 2.0)

    We’re very excited about our upcoming PITCH Conference in New York on November 14. In an effort to provide opportunities for everyone to attend our conference, we have been releasing limited amounts of deeply discounted conference passes to applicants.

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    by Angie Chang

    Which Woman Entrepreneur Inspires You?

    Win a ticket to Women 2.0 PITCH NYC 2012, gift bag and a chance to feature on Women 2.0.

    By Chitra Rakesh (Founder, Chitsie)

    They build. They lead. They inspire. Yes, we’re talking about women entrepreneurs steering the Fortune 500s, changing the corporate equation, building successful companies, making rapid strides, traversing boundaries, scaling new heights and inspiring a whole new generation of women entrepreneurs.

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    by Angie Chang

    First Bootstrapper/Student Discount Batch For PITCH NYC Released


    Apply for a bootstrapper/student discount to attend PITCH NYC Conference & Competition on November 14.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    We have released a small batch of bootstrapper and student discount codes for the PITCH NYC Conference & Competition. We have emailed a limited number of applicants a discount code, good for use in the next 2 weeks. We will be releasing another small batch of deeply discounted tickets in a few weeks.

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    by Angie Chang

    L’Oréal Supports Women Entrepreneurs, Offers $25k Cash Prize

    L’Oréal will award one finalist team at the PITCH NYC Conference & Competition a $25,000 cash prize!

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    This year, we’ve seen an energetic new wave of businesses focused on the female market, thanks to the L’Oréal Women In Digital Program which put a stake in the ground, focusing on women working in technology and digital marketing by providing recognition, testing opportunities and recruitment opportunities from the beauty industry.

    Recently, the L’Oréal Women in Digital Program awarded five women entrepreneurs identified as pioneers in the new beauty industry: Bettina Hein (Founder & CEO, Pixibility), Doreen Bloch (Founder & CEO, Poshly), Kathryn Minshew (Founder, The Daily Muse), Sarah McIlroy (Founder & CEO, FashionPlaytes) and

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    by Angie Chang

    PITCH Online Judge: David Weekly, Founder Of Mexican.VC

    Apply to PITCH NYC to get in front of investor eyeballs like David Weekly, serial entrepreneur and investor.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    With one week left to submit your application for this year’s PITCH 2012 Startup Competition – I’m excited to introduce online application judge David Weekly, founder of PBworks, SuperHappyDevHouse, Hacker Dojo Mexican.VC (acquired by 500 Startups recently) and currently serves as CEO at Gaston Labs.

    David likes to start things and enjoys giving talks and advice to save early-stage entrepreneurs time from making the same mistakes. He is happy to advise and easy to reach. As he says, “I’ll enjoy meeting you. I’ll try to help you. That’s the Silicon Valley way. I won’t expect a favor in return, but I will expect you to help someone else.”

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    by Angie Chang

    One Month Left To Apply To Women 2.0 PITCH NYC 2012 Startup Competition

    Women-led startups with less than $1M in funding should apply to PITCH NYC by August 31, 2012.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    What’s your big idea? Women 2.0 wants to hear about it.

    Startups with at least one female founder and less than $1 million in funding are invited to apply for Women 2.0’s fifth annual PITCH NYC Startup Competition. Fill out the online application, send in a paper napkin to Women 2.0 and film a 2-minute video pitch.

    Prizes include $25k cash and a suite of startup-friendly services. PITCH Finalists have also talked about the intangible benefits at pitching and being present at Women 2.0 PITCH.

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    by Angie Chang

    International Applicants Encouarged To Apply To PITCH NYC By August 31

    Deadline to apply for $25k and more prizes for PITCH NYC Startup Competition is August 31, 2012.

    By Rebecca Lipon (Application & Judges Coordinator, PITCH Competition 2012)

    Women 2.0 is actively accepting applications for our PITCH NYC 2012 competition, and we have received many questions from applicants.

    Below I’ve answered the most common ones. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have additional questions or concerns.

    Does PITCH accept international applicants?

    Yes, but to win you must be present to pitch live at our conference in New York City this November 2012.

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    by Angie Chang

    Women 2.0 Brings PITCH To New York This Fall, Opens Applications, Announces Prizes

    PITCH NYC now accepting applications globally for the startup competition – deadline to apply is August 31.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    We’ve celebrate five years of PITCH here in the Silicon Valley. Remember our 1000 conference attendees on Valentine’s Day at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View?

    At PITCH 2012, we enjoyed a full day of product innovation leaders speaking about building companies, and watched the finalists of the startup competition present to investors for feedback and prizes.

    Now we’re taking PITCH to New York City!

    That’s right, Women 2.0 is coming to New York this fall.

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    by Angie Chang

    Women 2.0 PITCH Startup Competition (Apply By August 31, 2012)

    After hosting the successful 5th Annual PITCH 2012 in the Silicon Valley, Women 2.0 is excited to launch the inaugural PITCH NYC Conference & Competition 2012 (PITCH NYC 2012).

    Open to early-stage high-growth ventures around the world, 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, etc. Prizes include $25,000 cash, investor meetings, startup services and more!

    Deadline to apply is August 31, 2012 @ MIDNIGHT (EST).

    HANG TIGHT! Our judges will be reviewing applications and finalists notified by October 1, 2012.

    International applicants are welcome to apply. The only requirement is that they must be present to pitch in NYC at the November 2012 conference if they are selected as finalists. A technical co-founder is required, but certain exceptions will be made. Please contact us if you have questions about eligibility.

    PITCH NYC Prizes!

    The winning startup at PITCH NYC 2012 will receive:

    • A meeting with Marc Andreessen (Co-Founder & General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz).
    • A one-year service to Rackspace (valued at $24,000).
    • An automatic finalist interview for TechStars NYC Winter 2013 class.

    Additional prizes include:

    • L’Oréal Women in Digital grant of $25,000 in cash. This grant provides a year-long commitment from L’Oréal for coaching, mentorship and introductions to VC partners and L’Oréal brand leads for testing opportunities.
    • People’s Choice wins a one-on-one meeting with NYC angel investor Joanne Wilson.

    Stay tuned as we will be announcing more prizes in the following weeks.

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    by Angie Chang

    Women 2.0 PITCH NYC Conference & Competition 2012

    A Collaborative Forum For Entrepreneurs

    November 14, 2012 – New York, NY

    The powerful formula of technology and entrepreneurship is the foundation for sustained growth, competitiveness and job creation – the New Entrepreneur Economy. With lower barriers to entry, new entrants are disrupting incumbent business models in nearly every industry including telecommunications, media and advertising, software and hardware, e-commerce, automotive, gaming and entertainment.

    Meet 800+ men and women in tech discussing the “New Entrepreneur Economy” at the global conference and competition this November 14, 2012 in New York at PITCH NYC. PITCH NYC Conference and Competition will look deeply at this New Entrepreneur Economy:

    • What are the trending innovations at the cusp of mainstream disruption?
    • Who are the founders leading change in this new economy?
    • What are the new challenges and opportunities in today’s global economic environment?
    • How does the entrepreneur navigate the new waters of the Entrepreneur Economy?

    PITCH NYC Conference & Competition will be:

    • A collaborative forum for aspiring entrepreneurs to be empowered as self-sustaining founders.
    • A place for burgeoning ideas to share their concepts at the Startup Competition.
    • A platform for successful innovators in technology to share success stories and best practices.

    PITCH NYC is a full day of speakers and panels sharing case studies, best practices and stories of successful business disruption in today’s new entrepreneur economy. The startup competition will allow attendees to watch live pitches and questioning from the judges – learn from both sides of the table in the audience at PITCH NYC, and vote for your favorite startup to win People’s Choice!


    • CONFERENCE. The PITCH NYC 2012 Conference will feature a full day of top speakers who have started and successfully lead companies in the high-tech or high-growth space, including industries like health, fashion, entertainment, sports and more.
    • COMPETITION. The finalists from PITCH NYC 2012 Startup Competition will pitch onstage live in front of the audience and live judging panel for prizes including $25,000 cash and investor meetings. This year’s PITCH NYC 2012 startup competition finalists will be notified and announced by October 1, 2012.

    PITCH NYC 2012 – November 14, 2012 – “The Entrepreneur Economy”

    8:00am – 9:00am

    9:00am – 9:15am

    9:15am – 10:00am

    10:00am – 10:25am
    Speaker: Sandy Jen (Co-Founder & CTO, Meebo)

    10:30am – 11:00am

    11:00am – 11:10am

    11:10am – 12:10pm
    See PITCH Competition Finalists In Action. Learn From Real-Time Investor Feedback.
    Judges: Joy Marcus (Venture Partner, DFJ Gotham), David Tisch (Managing Partner, BoxGroup), James Robinson (Managing Partner, RRE Ventures)

    12:10am – 12:40pm

    12:40pm – 2:30pm
    Sessions include mentoring and meeting the ecosystem.

    2:30pm – 3:20pm
    Panelists: Limor Fried (Founder & CEO, Adafruit Industries), Liz Ormesher Salcedo (Founder & CEO, Everpurse), Alice Brooks (Co-Founder, Roominate) – moderated by Lora Kolodny (Writer, Wall Street Journal)

    3:20pm – 4:20pm
    More Finalists Take The Stage. Take Away Tips To Make Your Pitches Shine.
    Judges: Jalak Jobanputra (Founding Partner, RTP Ventures), Charlie O’Donnell (Partner, Brooklyn Ventures), Alexis Ohanian (Ambassador to the East, Y Combinator)

    4:20pm – 4:30pm

    4:30pm – 4:55pm
    Speaker: Amanda Steinberg (Founder & CEO, DailyWorth)

    5:10pm – 6:00pm
    CLOSING PANEL: Future Trends and Innovations
    Panelists: Michelle You (Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Songkick), Cheryl Swirnow (Co-Founder & COO, Sherpaa) – moderated by Alexis Ohanian (Ambassador to the East, Y Combinator)

    6:00pm – 6:30pm

    6:30pm – 8:00pm


    • Alice Brooks (Co-Founder, Roominate)
    • Amanda Steinberg (Founder & CEO, DailyWorth)
    • Cheryl Swirnow (Co-Founder & COO, Sherpaa)
    • Limor Fried (Founder & CEO, Adafruit Industries)
    • Lora Kolodny (Writer, Wall Street Journal)
    • Michelle You (Co-Founder & CPO, Songkick)
    • Sandy Jen (Co-Founder & CTO, Meebo)
    • More speakers to be announced!


    • Alexis Ohanian (Ambassador to the East, Y Combinator)
    • Charlie O’Donnell (Partner, Brooklyn Ventures)
    • David Tisch (Managing Partner, BoxGroup)
    • Jalak Jobanputra (Founding Partner, RTP Ventures)
    • James Robinson (Managing Partner, RRE Ventures)
    • Joy Marcus (Venture Partner, DFJ Gotham)


    When you register for the conference, you must sign up at a link in your confirmation email for a lunchtime session – seats are limited.

    • Anna Khan (Investor, Bessemer Venture Partners)
    • Anneke Jong (VP Business Development, Bread)
    • CJ Kettler (Partner, Propeller Partners)
    • Frank Harris (Group Product Manager, Etsy)
    • Hana Chang (Emerging Business Lead, Google)
    • Jen van der Meer (Advisor, Luminary Labs)
    • Kelly Hoey (Founder & Managing Director, Women Innovate Mobile)
    • Lizzy Klein (VP Product, Seamless)
    • Mark Davis (CEO, Kohort)
    • Niamh Bushnell (CEO, MarketSprint)
    • Nihal Mehta (General Partner, Eniac Ventures)
    • Serge Kassardjian (Mobile Commerce, Google)
    • Suzanne Xie (CEO, Hullabalu)
    • Vivek Sharma (CEO, Movable Ink)


    When you register for the conference, you must sign up at a link in your confirmation email for a lunchtime session – seats are limited.

    • Kristen Titus (Executive Director, Girls Who Code)
    • Reshma Saujani (Founder, Girls Who Code)

    Don’t miss PITCH NYC 2012 Conference and Competition! PITCH 2012 in California earlier this year had over 1000 attendees participating in a full day of learning, mentoring, connecting and inspiring stories of product innovation leadership. They share their startup lessons learned here and here.


    For more information on sponsorship packages and to discuss becoming a sponsor, please contact Sepi Nasiri at [email protected]

    Startups! Interested in the exhibit hall or startup alley? Contact Sepi Nasiri at [email protected]


    We have a very limited number of deeply discounted tickets – you can apply for one of these deeply discounted tickets here.

    *If you are a student, please put “STUDENT” in the fields which are non-applicable to you.


    Fill out the form here to apply to be a conference volunteer on November 14, 2012.

    Flying In?

    We recommend flying into nearby airports:


    We will be posting recommended hotels in this space here – stay tuned.

    Conference Venue

    Manhattan Center (Midtown West)

    311 West 34th Street
    Manhattan, New York City, NY

    Thanks to Kauffman Foundation for supporting Women 2.0.