As many of you have personally experienced, funding for women-led startups dropped nearly 30% in 2020 despite it being a record year of fundraising for men. We think it's awful that in 2021 only 2% of VC funding goes to women-led startups.
Applications are now open to any FemTech, HealthTech, and BioTech startups with at least one woman founder or cofounder. Pitch VCs from Lux Capital, Portfolia, HearstLab, and many more.
We are awarding $20K in equity-free funding. Plus, W Fund (the fund I cofounded), SteelSky Ventures, Citrine Angels, and other VCs have committed to evaluating the finalists for further investment. These are all funds that are putting their money where their mouth is and investing in women founders.
Happy to answer any questions. And please feel free to share far and wide with folx who you think would be interested in receiving startup grants.