Folks, tomorrow's the last day of the Women Startup Challenge. The startups raising money have been doing a great job and over $191K has been raised so far. There's still a little bit of time to help 'em raise even more. And remember: each startup gets to keep all the money they raise even if they don't move to the final round of the Challenge.
Here's the deal: the crowdfunding is the first round of the Women Startup Challenge. Once the crowdfunding ends tomorrow, a panel of judges (comprised of investors and tech experts) will choose the 25 most promising startups to move to the final round. The final round is a live pitch competition at General Assembly DC. The first prize winner will get $50K, in cash, no strings attached. Lots of other startup friendly prizes, like a one-on-one meeting with 500 Startups will be given away too and pro bono legal advice by Prager Law.
I'm sponsoring this Challenge alongside Joanne and Fred Wilson, Rad Campaign, CrowdRise, Care2, NTEN, 500 Startups, General Assembly, Medium, and Forward 2.
Take a look through all the startups raising money, and support those that you think have really good ideas, if you're able. Thanks!