SHE LOVES TECH
World's largest startup competition focused on women and technology
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She Loves Tech is a global initiative showcasing the convergence of the latest trends in technology, entrepreneurship, innovation and the opportunities it creates for women. It consists of an annual global startup competition and international conference series.
1. All applications must be submitted online in chinese or english.
2. The deadline for applications is July 21st, 2018.
*Please note that a panel of industry specialists will be reviewing BPs and shortlisting finalists for the round. All finalists will be informed 7-10 days before the competition.
STAGE: Seeking Angel, Seed or A round funding (under US$5m funding raised) with, at minimum, a viable product past its conceptual stage
(a) At least one female entrepreneur in founding team who is using technology to solve a problem
(b) any entrepreneur, male or female, who is using technology to impact women positively:
• Are a significant proportion of end-users female?
• Are products specifically designed with women users in mind?
• Does the product itself address a problem that disproportionately affects women?
The use of science and innovation to invent useful things or to solve problems. This extends beyond digital, information or internet-based technology and covers everything from hardware to the creation of new product and solutions to existing problems.
We are open to accepting startups from all industries, with a particular focus on startups in these verticals:
• Fin Tech (finance)
• Consumer Tech (e-commerce, big data)
• Med Tech (medicine)
• Edu Tech (education)
• Agri Tech (agriculture)
• Clean Energy
• Internet of Things
• B to B Solutions
The winners will be selected by a panel of judges who are looking at a range of criteria including market opportunity, scalability and growth potential, innovation and creativity, calibre of founder and team, and last but not least, women impact.
Winners from each local round will receive a trip to Beijing, China where they will receive a spot to pitch on an international stage, attend the International Conference, participate in a high-level boot camp, and gain numerous networking opportunities with China's leading tech ecosystem players.
The global final and China round winners will also receive a trip to Singapore to participate in the Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology's (SWITCH) Women in Tech Conference, and visit startup incubator Block71, blockchain hubs, leading VCs etc. held on September 18-21, 2018 (flights not covered). Supported by the Singapore government, SWITCH is Singapore's first platform, showcasing the country's vibrant entrepreneurial and technology innovation ecosystem.
Teja Ventures, a venture capital fund with a gender lens and She Loves Tech's official venture partner, and other affiliate funds will be actively looking to invest in the top startups coming out of the global competition.
In addition, the winner of the global final will receive a custom Startup Booster Pack, which consists of consulting services (China landing, China IP protection, financial, legal and HR advisory, product and technology development, etc.), exclusive mentorships, fast-track entry to partner programs, media exposure, workspaces and more!
*More prizes to be announced soon
Learn more at www.shelovestech.org