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Women Startup Challenge Europe Pitch Competition

  • City Hall The Queen's Walk London, England, W5 1TP United Kingdom (map)

Move over Dragons' Den, here comes the Women Startup Challenge Europe on May 3rd at London's City Hall, hosted by the office of Mayor Sadiq Khan. Join Women Who Tech in Europe for one of the best pitch competitions (in partnership with Craig Newmark founder of craigslist and the Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund) that supports the top women-led startups.

Ten finalists will pitch and showcase their innovative and disruptive ventures that are solving problems for people, businesses, and the planet to a panel of tech industry investors and executives. Baroness Martha Lane Fox, Founder of Doteveryone; Marie-Laure Sauty de Chalon, CEO of; and Rajeeb Dey, Founder of and CEO of Learnerbly will help award €50,000 in cash, courtesy of the Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund, and $210,000 in cloud services, courtesy of IBM.

Showcasing Startups:

BLITAB® (Austria) the world's first “tablet” for the blind, creating tactile text and graphics. The BLITAB® tablet empowers blind users to learn, work, and play with one mobile device, to have digital access to information in real time.

Epicery (France) enables people to order fresh food online directly from local artisan shops. The best butchers, fishmongers, cheese makers, organic fruits and vegetables, and pastries of your city are now available on-demand and delivered to your door in one-hour.

Lifebit (Spain) enables real-time genomic analysis -- easy to deploy, portable across clusters and clouds, scalable, reproducible, and more time and cost-efficient.

Open Bionics (UK) is a robotics startup that uses 3D scanning and printing to create advanced, affordable, and stylish bionic limbs. They're turning children with limb differences into bionic superheroes.

POP (UK) is a marketplace for film and TV Production. POP’s mission is to enable productions to book, manage, and pay for all people and services required to make their show seamlessly through one beautiful, integrated platform. POP is introducing innovative technology that brings efficiency to an industry surprisingly reliant on laborious, manual, old school processes.

See Fashion (UK) helps fashion brands identify trends and buying opportunities in their market. The online platform collects and shares data from designers’ e-commerce sites along with marketplace metrics to provide highly segmented and contextualized product insights in real-time.

Simprints (UK) has developed an inexpensive biometric scanner, mobile app and cloud platform that could become the first source of providing identity to the 1.5B people who do not have formal IDs. By using people's fingerprints to accurately link them to records, Simprints aims to create a world where lack of identity is never the reason why anyone is denied the services, care, and rights they deserve.

Sound Bounce (Ireland) is an acoustic metamaterial, which provides significantly improved noise attenuation when compared to conventional materials. Sound Bounce can be integrated into automotive, aerospace, construction, and many more industries to drastically reduce the impact of environmental noise.

TechSixtyFour (UK) delivers unique and innovative technologies for families. Their lead product, the Gator watch, is a wearable mobile phone and tracker made for young children.

Tespack (Finland) provides mobile energy creation on the move with its smart clothes and Smart Wear. Combining state-of-the-art connectivity features, Tespack technology solves the biggest problems of smart clothing, battery life, and connectivity. Tespack’s clients range from Vodafone to the United Nations to General Electric.


5:30 PM - Doors Open

5:45 PM - Reception with catered h'orderves and mingling with startups, investors, and the tech community

6:30 PM - Women Startup Challenge Pitch Competition

Startups have the chance to win €50,000 in cash, courtesy of the Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund, and $210,000 in cloud services, courtesy of IBM. 

Note: No refunds will be processed, all tickets sales are final. Tickets may be transfered until April 21, 2017 at 4pm GMT.

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