She Loves Tech Global Startup Competition 2023
She Loves Tech provide the much-needed global platform and a stage for entrepreneurs to showcase, provide access to funding opportunities, and equipping them with skills and resources to take their business to the next level.
1. EARLY STAGE STARTUP
Technology startup with at least a minimum viable product (past conceptual stage) with less than US$5M external funding raised.
2. GENDER LENS
Technology startup fulfilling ONE of the following gender lens:
Majority female users
Majority female consumers
Technology impacting women positively
1. Screening and Preparation
May – August 2023
Applications will be evaluated by the global screening team with the final shortlisted startups receiving access to exclusive pitch preparation curriculum and mentorship sessions. We look at a range of criteria including market opportunity, traction, scalability and growth potential, innovation and creativity, calibre of founder and team.
2. Local Rounds
June – September 2023
Shortlisted startups will take the stage to showcase their businesses in their respective Local rounds hosted in different countries and regions. The winner of each round will then move into the global phase of the Competition.
A hybrid boot camp especially curated for the winners of each local round will take place online and offline in October. The boot camp is based on experiential learning, mentorship and peer coaching. It covers market, innovation and fundraising topics.
4. Global Semi-Finals & Finals
The Global Semi-Finals of the competition will serve as the penultimate competition round as well as an investor demo day, allowing startups to pitch to high-level group of investors directly for funding.
5. Global Finals & Conference
All the global finalists will have the opportunity to fly to Singapore to join us at the She Loves Tech Global Conference, Asia’s global flagship for women and technology event where the top global winners will also be provided the stage to showcase their businesses in front of our global audiences. The Top 10 startups will be pitching at the culminating round will have the opportunity to win cash and investment prizes.