Women Startup Challenge Europe showcases and funds innovative, women-led tech startups in Europe that are solving problems for people, businesses, and the planet. Launched in partnership with Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist and Craig Newmark Philanthropies, we are on a mssion to close the funding gap and shakeup a culture and economy that's made it exceedingly difficult for women to launch startups and raise capital. We provide funding, mentoring and other resources for women who are creating the most innovative tech companies to help scale their products. Prizes include up to 60K USD as a cash grant, including a 25K USD cash grant to be awarded by Mozilla for the finalist who has best build privacy, transparency and accountability into their startup, as well as one-on-one mentoring with investors on 26 October 2018 at Mozilla, and other startup friendly services. (Prizes subject to change.)
Startups in Europe with at least one woman cofounder can apply to this Startup Challenge. The 10 best applicants will be selected to pitch their startup on stage at Hôtel de Ville, Paris, cohosted by the Office of Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo on October 25th, 2018. Our distinguished jury includes investors from Mozilla, GV (Google Ventures), Techstars, Illluminate Ventures, OneRagtime, and tech editors from the BBC, TNW, tech.eu, and more.