SAM Encourages You to Apply for the Women Founders Network 2017 Fast Pitch Competition

WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS are invited to apply for the Women Founders Network (WFN) 2017 Fast Pitch to compete for $35,000 in cash prizes and professional services!

Women Founders Network


Building the Female Entrepreneur Ecosystem

Women Founders Network connects women founders building high-growth businesses not only with the required capital but also with the resources, connections, mentorship and sponsorship they need to grow scalable, transformative, successful businesses. Women Founders Network has awarded and directly invested $485,000 in women-founded companies in the past four years, and alumni have gone on to raise over $30 million in funding.

Annual Fast Pitch Competition:
Applications accepted May 1-June 1

Women entrepreneurs are invited to apply via their website to compete in their annual Fast Pitch Competition for a prize package of cash and in-kind professional services. Through two rounds of voting, the top 10 companies are selected to present on-stage at the Fast Pitch event on October 19th for the final voting round. All top 10 finalists receive in-kind service awards plus other perks such as individualized pitch coaching and mentoring.

Top 10 Companies will be announced on July 17, 2017.

FAST PITCH APPLICATION LINK: https://www.judgify.me/wfn-2017-fastpitch

FEES: Early Bird rate is $50 through May 15. Regular rate is $100.

FAST PITCH EVENT:
OCTOBER 19, 2017 from 5:00-9:30pm

LOCATION:
California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) at UCLA
570 Westwood Plaza, Building 114, MC 722710, Los Angeles, CA 90095-7227

Parking is available on-site for $12

Register here:



Early Bird Rate: $75 effective through 8/31
Regular Rate: $100 effective 9/1-10/15
Late Registration: $125 effective 10/16-10/19
Female Funders Forum: promotional code required

AGENDA:
4:00-5:00pm – Female Founders Forum  (by invitation only)
5:00-6:00pm – Check-in & Networking Reception for Fast Pitch Event (CNSI Lobby)
Program begins – CNSI Auditorium
6:00-6:15 – Opening remarks
6:15-8:15 – Fast Pitch Presentations by Top 10 Companies
8:15-9:00 – Open networking/Vendor & Top 10 tables (CNSI Lobby); Fast Pitch Judges convene for final voting
9:00-9:30 – All guests return to auditorium for announcement of winners/award presentations

We hope to see you there!

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