Vinetta Project launches $20K Venture Challenge for women-led startups - DC


Feb. 11, 2016 7:43 am

Vinetta Project launches $20K Venture Challenge for women-led startups

The initiative aims to “showcase exceptional female-founded tech ventures in the DMV area.”

At a Vinetta event in D.C. in September.

(Photo by Micah Gold/Vinetta via Facebook)

Hey, DMV-area female founders — here’s an opportunity to perfect that pitch, and possibly win a $20,000 cash prize.

The Vinetta Project in D.C., the District-based branch of the NYC-born collective that seeks to close the gender-based VC funding gap, launched a 2016 Venture Challenge on Wednesday. The competition will run March through July — interested startups should put in an application now to be selected for the semifinal stage.

Learn more about the challenge, and apply, here. Read up on The Vinetta Project in this recent profile.

Tajha Chappellet-Lanier

Tajha Chappellet-Lanier is the lead reporter for DC. The California native previously worked for NPR and the editorial board at USA Today. She can talk travel plans all day, and has strong opinions on the best doughnut in D.C.


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