Pitch Competition


Maximize your access to capital, customers, and coverage.
Startups from all over the world can now apply for TheNextWomen Pitch Competition.
Win €50K+ worth of prizes.

A One-Of-A-Kind Competition
With TheNextWomen Pitch Competition women invest in women. Our Pitch Competition is designed for early-stage startups to gain exposure and valuable feedback. Over 100+ female startup founders apply, pitch, and train to become this year’s number 1. The last three winners Printr, Vastari, & Plugify raised between €750K and €500K funding within 9 months after winning the competition.

Applications close October 2nd at 23:59

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The semi-finals will be an offline event in Paris, France.
The finals will take place during the Innovation Summit in Paris, France on December 8th.

What is our schedule?

October 7, 2016

A jury of investors and partners will review all applications and select 20-25 semi-finalists.
These startups will be invited to pitch live in front of a jury of investors and partners.

Last week of October - Semi finals

Live pitch event in Paris.
20-25 selected startups pitch live in front of a jury of investors and partners.
3 startups will be selected as finalists.

November - Workshops

Finalists will receive workshops on storytelling and pitching.


3 finalists prepare their final pitch.
On December 8, finalists will pitch in the plenary hall of the Innovation Summit in front of a jury of investors and a large live audience.
At the end of the day a special guest will announce the jury prize.