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She Loves Tech 2023 Global Competition

The Global Startup Competition Registration is open!

We provide the much-needed global platform and a stage for entrepreneurs to showcase, provide access to funding opportunities, and equipping them with skills and resources to take their business to the next level.

Eligibility

 

1. EARLY STAGE STARTUP

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

 

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. We look 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 us at 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 our global audiences. The Top 10 startups will be pitching at the culminating round will have the opportunity to win cash and investment prizes.

Application Deadlines

June

June 5: Hong Kong & Macau

June 16: Philippines, Pakistan

July

July 15: Bangladesh

July 22: Thailand, Vietnam & Cambodia

August

August 10: Sri Lanka

August 16: Latin America

August 20: Bangladesh

August 21: Africa, Mongolia

August 23: Indonesia

August 24: Central Asia

August 28: Japan, Nordics, South Korea, South Europe, West Europe

August 29: India

August 30: China-Mainland

August 31: Brunei

September

September 1: Singapore, North America

September 12: Australia

September 15: Middle East

September 16: Nepal

September 20: Pacific Islands, United Kingdom

September 21: Israel, Turkiye, Baltics, Central & Eastern Europe

 

Are you ready to take your startup to the next level?

Alternative link: bit.ly/SLTCOMP23CN if you are based in China, Hong Kong & Macau

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