We at Advancing Women in Product (AWIP), an organization dedicated to ensuring more diverse voices lead the next generation of technology development, are planning an event to allow great Female Founders to Speed-Pitch to VC Investors on March 20 in Palo Alto.
If you are a Female Founder or aspiring founder, please fill out this short form to apply to be part of the event before MARCH 4. We will accept applications on a rolling basis, so please apply early.
We have an incredible list of Experienced Top Investors from Silicon Valley VC firms (like Shasta, Floodgate, Gradient and others) who are excited to meet Female Founders, review pitches, and provide feedback on business ideas. We welcome applications from Founders actively seeking funding, Founders seeking feedback on their pitch/idea, and Product Executives thinking about leaving their jobs to found a startup. This event is meant to give Founders helpful real-world feedback and suggestions about their product ideas and how to get funding. In addition, since you will get to practice presenting to several investors in one night, we’ve found this type of experience helps founders hone their message and deliver a better pitch and ultimately, get funded!
Details for the event:
The event will start promptly at 5:00 and end at 8:00 at Sapphire Ventures, located in the hills of Palo Alto. Founders will need to come prepared with a 5-minute pitch. From 5:00-5:30, we will brief the Founders and allow Founders to set up their meeting station. At 5:30-6:00, we will have a welcome reception for Founders and VCs to meet. At 6:00, each VC investor will find a station to sit. In each Round of Pitches, Founders will have 5 minutes to pitch, 5 minutes for questions, and 10 minutes for feedback. After 20 minutes, a bell will ring and the VCs will be asked to find another station, for a total of 4 rounds of presentations and feedback in one evening.
Please forward this invitation to any Female Founder(s) you think might also be interested in participating in this event. Slots are limited so please apply early!
We can’t wait to see what you’ve all got in store for us...
Tatyana, Aakrit, Andy, and the AWIP team