Make It in Brooklyn Female Founders Pitch Contest

As a part of our Make It in Brooklyn Series, our upcoming Female Founders Pitch Contest will highlight female founded startups in our community that span diverse backgrounds and multiple industries. Showcasing a top selection of NYC’s female-led startups, the event celebrates women doing amazing things. While women are still a minority in the technology industry, Brooklyn is home to more female-founded startups than any other city in the US, and we are bringing the best of them together.

On Tuesday, April 4th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at NYU’s 370 Jay Street, the finalists will pitch their ideas to a panel of expert judges for the chance to win a $5,000 cash prize, a Coworking 10-pack from Orchard Workspace by JLL, and in-kind legal services from BLIP at Brooklyn Law School to support participants in taking their companies to the next level. With an emphasis on pre seed, seed stage and round A funded companies, the Pitch Contest will propel participants and their products to the next level. The finalists are:

Meili Technologies | Founder: Sam Lee
Re/tell | Founder: Joy Fan
Joyfriends | Founder: Joy Arrington-Hurd
Landmark | Founder: Tess Guttières
Vokashi | Founder: Vandra Thorburn

The five finalists will pitch to a panel of expert judges who will provide high level insight. The event will be emceed by Natasha Anderson, owner of Natasha Knows Consulting and freelance writer for BK Reader, who is an active member of the Brooklyn entrepreneurial community. The judges panel includes:

Shivika Arora, Product Manager, JP Morgan Chase
Faye Penn, Executive Vice President, NYC EDC
Eastin Rossell, Venture Associate, HearstLab
Adriana Samaniego, Principal, Female Founders Fund
Erica Roseman, Founder and President, Concrete Communications

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370 Jay Street