Maximize your access to capital, customers, and coverage.
Startups from all over the world can now apply for TheNextWomen Pitch Competition in London, Paris & Amsterdam
To win €50K+ worth of prizes and even possible investment

A One-Of-A-Kind Competition & Program
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 finalists Printr, Vastari, Plugify & Endeer raised between €750K and €500K funding within 9 months after winning the competition. Finalist LifeSense even went to close a round of €3 million.

Applications close May 31st, 2018 at 23:59


Photo's by: Deborah de Herder

The Panel

MTArt Agency | Marine Tanguy

Isbel&Co | Khaleelah Jones

Hawkar | Khadija Jallouli

WIVI by EHealth | Eva Garcia-Ramos

Paper on the Rocks | Anne Pleun van Eijsden

CafeDeco | Anne de Jongh

KNOWCO | Jara Pascual

CleverBooks | Darya Yegorina

Networking & Drinks

The Digital Award | MyTheresa

3rd Place | TheNextWomen Crowd Fund - MTArt Agency

2rd Place | TheNextWomen Crowd Fund - CafeDeco

1st Place | TheNextWomen Crowd Fund - EY - IAmGroots - Isbel&Co

TheNextWomen | Partners | (Semi-)Finalists


Save the dates

When you apply to our Pitch Competition we expect you to participate. Our partners and investors reserve their time and energy to help you turn your company into a succes. If you're not available on any of the given dates, please let us know beforehand.
Have a look at the relevant dates for your city >>

Terms & Conditions

Who can apply?

1. Your business(plan) is in the startup phase
2. Your startup is part of a growing market
3. Your business(plan) needs more employees
4. You are looking for funding


Winners will receive a convertible loan from TheNextWomen Crowd Fund
Nr. 1 will receive €20.000
Nr. 2 & 3 will receive €10.000
By participating in this competition you agree to the terms of the convertible loan. Winners are obliged to accept the loan once they win.
What are the costs?

Application for the Pitch Program is free.

When you are selected to be one of our lucky semi-finalists, you will pay €499 (ex VAT) and participate in and receive:

> TheNextWomen Academy; different workshops on your finances, investor readiness, perfecting your pitch and a whole lot of networking with peers and investors.
> The Pitch Day (Semi-finals); pitching and networking with investors

> A membership to TheNextWomen network; profit from valuable connections, inspiring meetups and inspirational connent throughout the year.
TheNextWomen Academy

Our Academy Program is designed to make your company investment ready.
That's why we offer our knowledge and support on topics, such as:
> Legal
> Finance
> Business development
> Pitching

You will also get acces to our network of investors and experts through your TheNextWomen membership.
In that way you become part of TheNextWomen network, so together we can work on the success of your company.
2% Success Fee

Participants of TheNextWomen Pitch Competition receive a lot of attention and publicity. We have a broad network of informal investors, VC's, crowdfuning platforms and corporates as our partners. Your introduction in our network will be of great value to your starting business. Being selected to participate in our program gives you a stamp of approval.
That's why we are asking that:

> If you get selected to be one of the semi-finalists and if you receive funding before April 30, 2019, we will charge you a 2% success fee of that investment.
> If you get selected to be one of the semi-finalists and if you receive funding between May 1, 2019 and Ocotber 31, 2019, we will charge you a 1% success fee of that investment.

The success fee-rule regards all investors and relationships within our network. Our mailinglist is leading.