Tag Archive: Startup Competition

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    by Angie Chang

    First Women 2.0 PITCH SF 2013 Startup Competition Finalist Named: Tanya Menendez’s Maker’s Row

    Applications for PITCH SF 2013 Startup Competition are still being accepted on a rolling basis until 10 finalists are selected!

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

    A few weeks ago, Women 2.0 opened applications for the PITCH SF 2013 Startup Competition, inviting women-led startups from around the world to apply for a chance to pitch onstage at the Women 2.0 conference on February 14 in San Francisco.

    Prizes for the competition include a meeting with

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    by Angie Chang

    How One Startup Applied, Prepared For And Single-Handedly Won The Women 2.0 PITCH NYC Startup Competition

    How Amanda Allen of NewlyWish discovered, applied to the competition and won the PITCH NYC 2012 Startup Competition

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

    PITCH NYC 2012 Startup Competition finalist NewlyWish‘s CEO and co-founder Amanda Allen talks about how the past few months of competition began, how excited she was to share the NewlyWish mission with the investor-elite and how she came out on the other end of this experience with a bright future.

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    by Angie Chang

    Early-Stage Women-Led Startups Invited To Apply To PITCH SF 2013 Startup Competition (Sooner Is Better, Here’s Why)

    Call for applications: Women 2.0 PITCH SF 2013 Startup Competition.

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

    The 6th annual PITCH SF 2013 Startup Competition is now open to women-led startups from all around the world. So, who should apply?

    Early-stage companies with at least one female in the founding team are invited to apply. The online application is basically a one-page executive summary. Applying companies must be in beta stage (ie. have a working prototype) and have received less than a million dollars in funding.

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    by Angie Chang

    Announcing PITCH SF 2013 Startup Competition Call For Applications – Rolling Submissions Being Accepted

    The annual Women 2.0 Startup Competition launches today!

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

    After hosting the successful 5th annual PITCH 2012 in the Silicon Valley earlier this year and our inaugural PITCH NYC 2012 in New York last week, we are excited to launch the 6th annual PITCH SF 2013 Startup Competition open to women-led early-stage high-growth ventures around the world!

    Companies with at least one female in the founding team are invited to apply.

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    by Angie Chang

    Some Frequently Asked Questions About Applying To PITCH

    Apply to the Women 2.0 PITCH Startup Competition by August 31, 2012 for great prizes!

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

    Women 2.0 is actively accepting applications for our PITCH 2012 Startup Competition (deadline: August 31, 2012) and we have received many questions from applicants. We have listened to your questions and feedback and lowered the cost of applying to $50 per startup (normally $100).

    Here are the most common questions about PITCH and the answers.

    Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have additional questions or concerns – email [email protected].

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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

    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

    Apply To Women 2.0 PITCH Early-Stage Startup Competition

     

    For the latest Women 2.0 PITCH Competition, click here.

    The 5th Annual PITCH: Women 2.0 Startup Competition is open to early-stage ventures around the world, from high growth business ventures in mobile to web, from double bottom line businesses to connected devices.

    Applying companies must have a female in the founding team, be in beta stage, and have received less than a million in funding.

    Application deadline: December 7, 2011 @ MIDNIGHT (PST).

    Thanks for applying — now hang tight! Finalists will be notified by January 2 — thank you for your patience!

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    by Angie Chang

    Two Weeks Left To Apply: Women 2.0 PITCH Startup Competition

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

    Competitors for PITCH 2012 have two more weeks to submit their applications! If you’ve been considering applying, read this:

    1. DO IT! This is the time of The Lean Startup — start early, iterate often. Applying to PITCH is a great way to access investors and get publicity for your service with the Women 2.0 community, but you can’t take advantage of this opportunity if you don’t apply. First 100 applications to Women 2.0 PITCH Startup Competition are FREE thanks to Bing!
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    by Angie Chang

    4 Reasons Why You Should Apply To PITCH With Women 2.0

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

    Pitching your early-stage startup is hard work – and investigating funding sources is a serious task for those who want to go big.

    There is no secret sauce for startup success, but early exposure to VCs is a key component in getting investment and iterating on your product. With the mission of increasing the number of female founders starting startups, Women 2.0 created a path for women to gain feedback, coaching, and exposure to the best venture capital firms and startup executives.

    This is the Women 2.0 PITCH Startup Competition.

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    by Angie Chang

    Enterprise-Focused Startups: Apply to VentureEngine

    By Allie Maltese (Marketing, Global Strategic Management Institute)

    Global Strategic Management Institute is proud to present the Enterprise Tomorrow Conference & Exhibition (September 13-15, 2011 in San Francisco) featuring the first ever startup competition, VentureEngine.

    The competition is geared towards companies and products focusing on innovative enterprise software and technologies with the market of the following five themes — collaboration, crowdsourcing, social communication, enterprise mobility and gamification.

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    by Angie Chang

    Startup Quote: Cake Health Co-Founder Rebecca Woodcock on Competition

    Competition heats up the space. You can use their successes to catapult yours. If you do your homework, you should have some idea as to their business plan, revenue or fundraising stage, so plan around those so you can leverage their announcements to drive attention to you. It shows potential partners and investors that something is happening and they need to pay attention. Of course, too much heat can burn your industry out. If you want to build a Groupon clone now, you already missed that train.

    Read Why Competition is Good for your Startup by Rebecca Woodcock (Co-Founder, Cake Health)

     

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    by Angie Chang

    HBR IdeaCast: Hidden Demons of High Achieving Entrepreneurs

    By Sara Rosso (VIP Services Engineer, WordPress)

    I love podcasts – I wrote A Guide to Podcasts and recommended some podcasts for food lovers, tech lovers, and everyday listening. I run my own all-Italy podcast called Eye on Italy.

    One of my favorite podcasts is the Harvard Business Review IdeaCast — ideas for leadership, business, economics, and all-around smart and concise topics for entrepreneurs, managers, and idea leaders. Most episodes are

    The Hidden Demons of High Achievers

    The episode from last week was called “The Hidden Demons of High Achievers” with Tom DeLong, Harvard Business School professor and author of “Flying Without a Net: Turn Fear of Change into Fuel for Success” about people who feel a high need to achieve and how their fear of losing their image of competence can lead them to putting too much emphasis on succeeding the first time, and other demons that can cripple progress.

    I don’t consider myself a high achiever but definitely an achiever and some of the behavior he described struck some chords within me, such as his description of a person with a high need for achievement:

    “…very very smart, and at an early age have learned how to leverage that characteristic, highly competitive, impatient with other people and themselves, in most everything they’ve done they’ve been successful, hungry for feedback and mainly positive feedback, and they traditionally have overloaded agendas.”

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    by Angie Chang

    Frenemies: Why Competition is Good for your Startup

    By Rebecca Woodcock (Co-Founder, Cake Health)

    Two weeks ago, my startup co-founder and I launched Cake Health’s private beta on TechCrunch.

    Around that time, Cake Health’s competition in the healthcare space led us to have a conversation about why such competition was a good thing.

    Learning about a competitor can initially feel like impending doom, but having that competition was the best thing to happen to our startup. Here’s why: