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Startups from all over the world applied for the 5th TheNextWomen Pitch Competition to win €50K+ worth of prizes, including an investment from TheNextWomen Crowd Fund.

The Competition for women-led startups

With TheNextWomen Pitch Competition women invest in women. Our Pitch Competition is designed for early-stage startups to gain exposure, valuable feedback and that well-needed investment.
Every year over a 150 women-led startups apply, pitch, and train to become number 1.
Our last 4 winners closed a €500.000 to €750.000 funding round within 9 months after their victory.

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Our time-line for 2017

February 14

Applications for TheNextWomen Pitch Competition start (and are free). Applications close on March 31 at 23:59:00.

April 3 - 7

Between April 3 & 7 a jury of 20 investors select 30 startups for the second round.

May 9 - Second round

Live pitch event in Amsterdam.
The 30 selected startups pitch live in front of a jury of investors and partners.
15 startups will be selected as semi-finalists and gain access to TheNextWomen Academy

15-19 May - TheNextWomen Academy

Semi-finalists are trained in a bootcamp of workshops in funding, finance, storytelling and pitching. By expertise partners like EY and OnePlanetCorwd.
We fully prepare your pitch for the semi-finals.

Semi-finals. June 9, 2017

The 15 semi-finalists pitch in front of a jury of investors and partners and a live audience.
Our esteemed jury selects the 3 - 5 finalists.

Finale. June 12, 2017

The 3 - 5 finalists pitch on stage during the Summit in front of a jury of investors and a large live audience.
At the end of the day a special guest announces the lucky winner.

Investor Jury

Our Silver Partners

Our Bronze Partners

Our Supporting Partners