Women-led startups raise $366K in Women Who Tech startup challenge - Technical.ly DC


Women-led startups raise $366K in Women Who Tech startup challenge

Next up: One winner will emerge from the 30 finalists to collect a $50,000 cash prize.

This pitch competition is for women-led startups only.

(Photo by Flickr user John Kraus, used under a Creative Commons license)

Last month, the D.C.-based Women Who Tech teamed up with Craigslist’s Craig Newark to launch its first pitch competition: the Women Startup Challenge.

To compete, startups were instructed to set up a fundraising profile on Crowdrise. In the monthlong (April 29-May 29) race to out-raise their competitors, women-led startups jointly collected more than $365,681.

The top three fundraisers were:

  1. PeerSpring ($15,750)
  2. GeoHealth ($14,400)
  3. Actionplanr ($11,495)
See the full list

Thirty startups have made it through to the next round. After reviewing their business models, a panel of judges will select ten to compete in a pitch competition for a $50,000 cash prize.

The final contest will be held at General Assembly on June 30.

Companies: Women Who Tech

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