What is WSC Europe about?
We empower women to thrive in the business world.
WSC acts as a catalyst enabling gender diverse startups to spring their business at the vulnerable early stage of inception, through the crucial seed investment until reaching market maturity.
WSC’s mission is to foster entrepreneurial mindset amongst women, encourage innovation, empower female entrepreneurs, promote a gender diverse company culture, and to increase the ratio of women in leadership roles.
We organize an international competition for gender diverse startups to be held in most European countries, some main cities in the US, China and Israel in 2018, but we are eager to take over the world!
Our ultimate goal is to create an interactive worldwide community of women entrepreneurial role models.
How It Works
WHAT WE DO
Women Startup Competition Europe
Women Startup Competition was founded in order to give an opportunity for female entrepreneurs and their team members, to meet the investors of their dreams.
In every year the competition is growing thanks to that more than 10 regional Women Startup Competition pre-final events will be hold in 2019.
The Final Demo Day in London take place on the end of November, 2018 where the finalists will participate in the our training session and pitch their ideas.
Get attention, grow woman praticipation, entrepreneurs and investors
Increase your chances! All the winners from the local semi-final events get straight to the London Demo Day.
Ask questions! All other attendees go through the same as you, you can benefit from the answers of each others' questions.
Learn to please your audience! Optimize your application until the Demo Day.
Be one of the finalists!
The Registration just started for 2019:
Competition's official website: http://www.womenstartupcompetition.com/
Participate on 2 days bootcamp and then give a 2 minute pitch and receive feedback, advice and business opportunities from our industry expert panel. The winner will be selected to join us in London for a week long mentoring program and a Demo Day event - the big challenge. Winners will be selected by our panel of judges, based on your pitch and the potential success of each project.
Teams can apply until one week before each Semifinal through F6S, where the winner goes directly to the Final London Demo day: https://www.f6s.com/6thwscsemifinalmoscow/apply
Find all the local events here:
Can’t find yours? Stay tuned as we will be announcing even more locations this month. Meanwhile, you can also register to the one closest to you!
Startups with majority of women
The only requirement set by the organizers is that the applicants must be: startup is lead by female or founders/co-founder(s) should be ladies or female founded startups or Women's share 50% of ownership or the team members has to be women (50%<) an equal gender diversity representation (50%-50%) within the entrepreneurial team or must identify as women in a way that’s significant to them.
There are no thematic requirements: any idea owner, entrepreneur or startup can apply who believes that their idea might appeal to their target audience and attract investors. All applications are welcome!
Heart of London
We show you the most prominent startup scenes in Europe and the Demo Day in London.
The regional WSC events is going to be held at:
Prague, Czech Republic .:. Bucharest, Romania .:. Warsaw, Poland .:. London, UK .:. Vienna, Austria .:. Budapest, Hungary .:. Padua, Italy .:. Berlin, Germany .:. Moscow, Russia .:.
Beauty accelerator program
Calling all beautytech, femtech, e-commerce female founders in Europe!
Our beautytech accelerator programme is now open for applicants. This is a sub-category as part of WSC's pitching events across Europe, but if you can't make it to any of our events (shortlisted teams are invited to pitch), you can apply to the programme online until end of September.
Could you be one of the three best female-founded or half female owned team to receive:
1. Pitching at the London Final event in November (together with other semi-finalists of the pitching series) in front of a panel of international investors, startup mentors and global corporates' executives
2. Tailor-made beautytech mentoring program powered by Avon - leading beauty cosmetics company
3. Pilot opportunities and commercial contracts with Avon
4. Local and global brand exposure/PR support both WSC’s and Avon’s channels
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