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Startups from all over the world can now apply for the 5th TheNextWomen Pitch Competition and win €50K+ worth of prizes, from direct investment by TheNextWomen Crowd Fund to an office space for your company.

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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Investor Jury

Our time-line for 2017


Applications for TheNextWomen Pitch Competition start (and are free).

March 27 - 31

Between March 27 & 31 a jury of investors selects 20 startups for the second round.

May 11 (morning) - Second round

Live pitch event in Paris.
The 20 selected startups pitch live in front of a jury of investors and partners.
6 startups will be selected as semi-finalists and gain access to TheNextWomen Academy

May 11 (afternoon) - TheNextWomen Academy

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

May 11 (evening) - Finals

The 6 finalists pitch in front of a jury of investors and partners and a live audience.
At the end of the day a special guest announces the lucky winners.

Our Silver Partners

Our Bronze Partners

Our Supporting Partners