is a competition that provides exposure and access to funding (and other necessary resources) to early-stage, female-founded startups.

    Startups from around the world participate in our competition each year. If selected, founders will be pitching on stage at the Women 2.0 conference, the largest conference for women in tech and entrepreneurship, and competing for a grand prize PITCH package and a People’s Choice Award (given out separately).

  • Past PITCH Successes
  • donde


    Currently focused on the fashion vertical targeting women, Donde helps its users find any product they have in mind in less than 15 seconds and through a contextual, seamless and delightful process.

  • hitlist


    Hitlist is a mobile app that allows users to add travel destinations to their own personalized travel wishlist.

  • ziggeo


    Ziggeo is the “Twilio for video recording/playback” – an API that lets any site or platform easily record and integrate video profiles, video messages, video reviews, and video comments.

  • cheddarup


    Cheddar Up is a service that makes managing large group payments a breeze through the use of a wildly simple user interface.

  • scrumpt


    Scrumpt provides busy parents with all of the portioned ingredients and instructions needed to make lunch for their little ones.

  • localdata


    LocalData is a cloud-based mapping platform that helps cities and communities make data-driven decisions by capturing and visualizing street-level information in real time.

  • wisebanyan


    WiseBanyan is the world’s first free financial advisor. We recommend, invest, and manage your money for free and with no minimum to start.

  • yuru


    Totally personal and available any time, anywhere, Yuru is a fun, lighthearted platform that allows you to access and share helpful advice on any topic through the power of crowdsourcing.

  • jobbliss


    JobBliss is a SaaS platform that connects top freelance advertising, development and design talent with local employers.

  • rockyourblock


    Rock Your Block is a job and career development platform for youth ages 13 to 24 years old, working to become the “LinkedIn for youth” and crush youth unemployment around the world.

  • Adreessen Horowitz

    Meet a partner at Andreessen Horowitz

    A closed door, feedback-filled meeting with a selected partner at the coveted firm

  • UC Hastings Legal Garage

    Startup Legal Garage Package

    Complimentary legal services

  • WeWork

    WeWork Co-Working Access

    Office space at our new SF or Berkely location. Are you interested in learning more about WeWork office space? Click here!

  • Rackspace

    Rackspace Hosting Discount

    12 months of hosting at $1000/month off

  • Clear

    CLEAR Lifetime Passes

    Get zippy access through the airport with passes for LIFE!

During the competition, our 10 PITCH finalists gain exposure to some of the biggest influencers and investors in today’s tech industry, in addition to exposure from a rich community of established entrepreneurs.

Typical PITCH applications come from many technology industries including; consumer web and mobile, enterprise, big data, edutech, biotech/medtech, cleantech, hardware and more.
The competition is open to early-stage technology startups from around the world. We’ve had finalists from Vietnam, India, the UK, Israel, Canada and of course, the US.

How Does it Work?

To qualify for the competition, each startup must have at least one female on the founding team and less than $1 million in funding. Our 10 finalists have five minutes each to pitch onstage to our judges for a chance at an awesome prize package that will help propel their business forward.

The competition starts promptly after lunch both days of the conference and conference attendees will get to watch our finalists pitch and receive real-time feedback from our panel of investor judges. Attendees also get to play a role in the ‘judging’ process by voting their favorite PITCH finalist for the People’s Choice Award (be sure to get your ticket before they sell out so you don’t miss it!).