Call for Applications: Vivatech Female Founder Challenge 2021

vivatech female founder challenge 2021

The organisers of Vivatech, one of Europe’s biggest tech and startup event which aims to foster innovation, digital transformation and the growth of startups have launched the VivaTech Female Founder Challenge 2021.

The 2021 version of the founder challenge is targetted at urging venture capital funds to do more female funding in order to ramp up gender equality in VC funding. The founders challenge for this year also aims to help put female-led startups in VC-startup meetings to help open the door for the financing of women-led startups.

The 2021 version of the Vivatech Female Founder Challenge is in partnership with 50inTech; a professional community that is committed to ameliorate the role of women in technology.

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Who Can Apply

Any female CEO, co-CEO, co-founder or founder of a global startup looking to raise funds (be it seed, series A, B, C or beyond).

Selection Criteria

Applications will be screened using the following criteria

Innovation: Innovation is a key area that applicants will be tested on. The more innovative your startup is, the better the chances of it getting selected.

Scalability: Your startup also needs to be scalable to stand a chance of being selected among the top 10 finalist

Team profile: The quality and experience of the founders and co-founders of the startup matter. The jury will be specifically looking for people who can lead their projects to success.

Business model: You have to demonstrate that your startup is both market fit and that it has attracted a level of traction previously.

What You Stand To Gain

  • The Female Founders Challenge gives you the opportunity to create a master investor pitch
  • It gives you exclusive access to a network of investors
  • The challenge gives you a shot at great visibility during the hybrid event.
  • You will get access to an online Bootcamp on fundraising if selected.
  • You get a shot at having a 1 on 1 meeting with investors
  • If you are selected, you get access to an exclusive pitch contest
  • If you are selected, you also get access to an exclusive dinner with women executives.

How To Apply

To apply for the VivaTech Founder Challenge 2021, kindly click on this link to register on Vivatech platform


This application will close on the 18th of April, 2021

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