Press Releases

Women Who Tech Launches Third Women Startup Challenge to Increase Funding for Women-Led Startups

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 2, 2016 WASHINGTON – The Women Startup Challenge, one of the largest initiatives to bring together top early-stage women-led startups, launched a national competition to showcase and help fund their ventures.Applications to compete in the competition run through March 31st. A group of distinguished investors and industry leaders including Lisa Stone, cofounder… Read more »

Women Startup Challenge NYC Announces Winners; Top Prize Goes to SoftSpot by Moonlab

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 11, 2015 WASHINGTON – The Women Startup Challenge announced the winners of its first regional startup competition for women-led startups, Women Startup Challenge NYC, at Microsoft in Times Square on November 9. In all, close to 200 of the best women-led startups in the Northeast entered the competition. The top prize was… Read more »

Women Startup Challenge NYC at Microsoft Selects Finalists in First-ever Northeast Regional Competition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 8, 2015 WASHINGTON – Women Who Tech, which is on a mission to showcase and fund women-led startups, announced the selection of the 10 finalists in its Women Startup Challenge NYC competition, its first regional competition for women-led startups. Nearly 200 entries were received from across the Northeast. The pitch competition will be… Read more »

Women Startup Challenge NYC to Help Fund Women-Led Startups In Partnership with Craig Newmark of craigslist and craigconnects

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 11, 2015 WASHINGTON – Women Who Tech, which is on a mission to showcase and fund women-led startups, announced it will host the second Women Startup Challenge in New York City on November 9, 2015 at Microsoft in Times Square. Women Startup Challenge NYC, in partnership with Craig Newmark of craigslist and craigconnects,… Read more »

Women Startup Challenge Announces Winners; Top Prize Goes to App That Retrieves Text Messages

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 2, 2015 WASHINGTON – The Women Startup Challenge announced the winners of the first-of-its-kind crowdfunding and pitch competition organized to help fund and showcase women-led tech startups. The top prize in the competition was $50,000 in cash. Other prizes included a one-on-one consultation with a partner from 500 Startups, pro-bono legal… Read more »

Are the Decks Stacked Against Women Startups? Twelve Women-led Startup Finalists Chosen for Women Startup Challenge Pitch Competition, Aim to Disrupt Startup World

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 11, 2015 WASHINGTON – The Women Startup Challenge, a first-of-its-kind crowdfunding and pitch competition organized to help fund and showcase women-led tech startups, announced the results of its second round with twelve ventures selected to do a pitch to tech industry investors on June 30. The live showcase will be held… Read more »

Women Startup Challenge Selects 30 Semifinalists; More Than $315,000 Raised for Women-led Startups

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 2, 2015 WASHINGTON – The Women Startup Challenge, a first-of-its-kind crowdfunding and pitch competition organized to generate financial support for women-led tech startups, announced the results of its initial round with 30 ventures selected to advance to the semifinal round. The qualifying startups were the 30 which raised the most money… Read more »

Craig Newmark joins with CrowdRise for 3rd annual veterans charity challenge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 26, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Craig Newmark and CrowdRise have launched the third annual Veterans Charity Challenge to raise funds for nonprofit organizations benefiting veterans, military families, police and firefighters. Veterans Charity Challenge 3  is a follow-up campaign to two previous campaigns run between the Memorial Day and Independence Day… Read more »

Report Reveals 0% of Women-Led Startups Get Funding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 1, 2015 WAIT FOR IT….April Fools Day! – It's really a whopping 7% Women Who Tech Invites Tech Entrepreneurs to Join First-Ever Women Startup Challenge to Raise Capital, Compete for Cash and Prizes WASHINGTON – Even on April Fools Day, it’s no laughing matter how few women can attract funding for… Read more »

Craig Newmark marks 4th anniversary of craigconnects initiative; has helped raise more than $7.5 million for charity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 12, 2015 SAN FRANCISCO, Calif – Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist, marked the fourth anniversary of his craigconnects initiative this week, citing a host of accomplishments since starting the initiative in 2011. The initiative is Newmark’s personal, Web-based effort to promote and enhance the use of technology and social media for… Read more »