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Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International Start-Up Companies in Multiple Countries to Participate in a Competition

Global Startup Competition


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Funding Source
She Loves Tech
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);
International, Israel and Canada.

Important Dates
Deadline: 09/21/23 - Deadline for Applicants in Singapore and North America Save

Grant Description
Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International start-up companies in multiple countries to participate in a competition. Successful participants will receive access to funding opportunities, business development resources, and a platform to showcase their company. The competition is intended for technology companies that are founded by and/or mainly benefit women.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
1. Technology startup with at least a minimum viable product (past conceptual stage) with less than US$5M external funding raised.

2. Gender Lens
Technology startup fulfilling one of the following gender lens:
1. Female founder
2. Majority female users
3. Majority female consumers
4. Technology impacting women positively

Pre-Application Information
Application Deadlines:
- August 13: Indonesia
- August 16: Latin America
- August 17: Central Asia
- August 20: Bangladesh
- August 21: Africa & Mongolia
- August 28: Japan, Nordics, South Korea, South Europe, West Europe
- August 29: India
- August 30: China-Mainland
- September 1: Singapore, North America
- September 12: Australia
- September 15: Middle East
- September 16: Nepal
- September 20: Pacific Island, United Kingdom
- September 21: Israel, Turkiye, Baltics &Central & Eastern Europe

Competition Process:
1. Screening and Preparation
May - August 2023
Applications will be evaluated by the global screening team with the final shortlisted startups receiving access to exclusive pitch preparation curriculum and mentorship sessions. The competition looks at a range of criteria including market opportunity, traction, scalability and growth potential, innovation and creativity, calibre of founder and team.

2. Local Rounds
June - September 2023
Shortlisted startups will take the stage to showcase their businesses in their respective Local rounds hosted in different countries and regions. The winner of each round will then move into the global phase of the Competition.

3. Bootcamp
October 2023
A hybrid boot camp especially curated for the winners of each local round will take place online and offline in October. The boot camp is based on experiential learning, mentorship and peer coaching. It covers market, innovation and fundraising topics.

4. Global Semi-Finals & Finals
October 2023
The Global Semi-Finals of the competition will serve as the penultimate competition round as well as an investor demo day, allowing startups to pitch to high-level group of investors directly for funding.

5. Global Finals & Conference
October 2023
All the global finalists will have the opportunity to fly to Singapore to join the She Loves Tech Global Conference, Asia’s global flagship for women and technology event where the top global winners will also be provided the stage to showcase their businesses in front of the Foundation's global audiences. The Top 10 startups will be pitching at the culminating round will have the opportunity to win cash and investment prizes.

Each startup may only apply for ONE (1) local competition round with consideration of whether the country or region where they reside, work or have operations in has a round or not.

Terms and Conditions:

Estimated Size of Grant
Startups have the opportunity to win investment and cash prizes.

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