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STARTUP COMPETITION
SEA

28th of October 2023

DETAILS COMING SOON

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We are happy to announce our partnership with the Women Startup Competition. As ambassadors we support the representation of SEA Women startups at the WSC Events.

 

ABOUT WSC

Women Startup Competition is an annual startup competition in Europe. It was founded in order to give opportunities for female entrepreneurs and their team members to meet investors, receive support and advice to reach their business goals. The competition aims to increase the currently very low ratio of women in business.

Women Startup Competition was born in 2012, in Budapest, Hungary. Since then the movement has constantly been blooming and growing, attracting the creative female entrepreneurs, who we accelerate to speed up on the superhighway of business. The community and the network keep growing from the very beginning, and we constantly expand geographically. WSC is present in 12 European countries offering training series and competitions as well.

The aim of the Women Startup Competition is to grow the presence of women in business, and in order to do this, we provide training and opportunities for more-and-more gender diverse startups to realize their dreams and encourage them to do what they love to do.

Our series of competitions increase the number of innovative enterprises where the majority of the founders are women. We would like to improve the knowledge of female entrepreneurs, encourage and help them, and would also like to connect them with leading corporate innovation centers, venture capitalists, angel investors, and other possible traction generation partners.

 

WHY APPLY

To get attention, to grow women's participation in business, to create gender balance.

Increase your chances! All the winners from the local semifinal events go straight to the Final Demo Day. 

Ask questions! All other attendees go through the same as you, you can benefit from each others' questions and answers.

Learn to please your audience! Get the ultimate hints and improve your presentation and pitching skills.

 

WHO CAN APPLY

One requirement is that the applicant must be a startup led by female CEO or a female-founded/co-founded or Startup that has at least 50% women in the entrepreneurial team or a female CEO or female founder.

The second requirement is that the startup should be at least at the MVP phase or very close to launching, so something tangible to show.

EVENT DETAILS: TBD

 

THE PROCESS

1. Online application

2. Online selection of valid ideas to the semifinals

3. Intensive half-day-long online Mini-Bootcamp ( speed rapid mentoring = 10round with 2min pitches + 15 min Q&A + 3 min change to next mentor)

4. Pitching on the local semifinals (Semifinal winners will be the final shortlist)

5. Finals selection 

6. Pitching on WSC Demo Day - winner election

7. Long term, guided follow up, focusing on traction generation and international expansion