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Women Founders Network (WFN)
07/19/20 11:59 PM
Opportunity for California female entrepreneurs and businesses that are majority women-owned to connect with fundraising resources and mentors. This accelerator program provides women who are developing high-growth businesses with the tools and resources they need to succeed. Applicants must be headquartered in Southern California (Los Angeles, Orange, Kern, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties).
Since 2013, WFN's Fast Pitch competition has helped early-stage women-led businesses craft their stories, messages, monetization plans, legal structure, and more. This individualized attention allows these women entrepreneurs to become pitch-ready in a way that makes their business much more appealing to Angels and VCs to support funding to scale.
There are 3 rounds of voting:
Judges include the WFN Advisory Board, selected corporate sponsors, and Angel investors/VCs.
High-Level Judging Guidelines:
Must-Have Criteria: The criteria below are must-haves. If the company cannot answer ‘yes’ to all of these, it will be difficult to succeed.
GrantWatch ID#: 180925
There are 5 Finalists and 1 Winner.
The prize packages includes $25,000+ in cash prizes and over $50,000 in professional services. In addition, the Junior Judges’ winner receives $5,000 in cash.
Top 5 finalists receive:
- Free professional services valued at thousands of dollars based on their needs, such as legal, marketing, accounting, etc.
- One-on-one pitch coaching to prepare for the Fast Pitch Event
- Matched with a Financial Mentor to get your financials in order before the Fast Pitch
- Virtual mixer with judges, sponsors, and investors
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