Diversity focused accelerator, The Refinery is hosting their Fueling the Growth Pitch Competition to uncover the top women-led tech companies at the 4 WeWork locations in Boston.
Applications are online for the competition, which will be held on October 18.
The Refinery teams with angel and venture capital investors to get as many female founders, as possible, in one-on-one meetings with investors. Founders pitch for 7 minutes, and receive 7 minutes of feedback. Investors select the top companies to pitch-off for cash and other prizes at the evening awards/networking event. Highlights from last year’s event can be found here.
In Boston, investors from Flybridge Capital, GE Ventures, Battery Ventures, General Catalyst Partners, Goldenseeds, Pipeline Angels, and LaunchPad will be meeting with founders.
The one-on-one meetings will be held at one of the WeWork Boston locations, Fort Point, St. James, and South Station, and will be scheduled from 9am – 5pm. All applicants will be pre-screened by The Refinery team.
The awards pitch-off/networking event will be held at WeWork, St. James, from 6pm-8pm, and is open to the public, but attendees must be registered.
Currently, the awards are:
- 1st place – $10,000
- 2nd place – Fellowship at The Capital Network
- 3rd place – 1 month free of WeWork Hot Desk membership at the Mass Ave location in Cambridge ($350 value)
- Top 3 companies will receive a 50% discount on Shoobx Complete, https://www.shoobx.com/complete/