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VivaTech/ 50inTech Female Founder Challenge 2021 for women-led startups

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Application Deadline: May 2nd 2021

For the third year in a row, VivaTech, in partnership with 50inTech, launches the Female Founder Challenge (FFC) with two main objectives: (1) facilitate VC-startup meetings to accelerate the financing of women-led startups, (2) urge VC funds to commit to more gender equality at all levels.

You are a female founder, co-founder, CEO or co-CEO of a global startup in the process of raising funds (be it seed, series A, B, C or beyond)? You don’t have access to global investors or you lack investor connections? Apply to the Female Founder Challenge!

This Challenge offers you a unique opportunity to master your investor pitch, get exclusive access to investors and get a great visibility during an hybrid event open to a diverse audience.

The Challenge includes an online bootcamp on fundraising, 1:1 meetings with investors (Office Hours), a guided tour of VivaTech, an exclusive dinner with women executives, a pitch contest and an award ceremony.



Relevance, originality and innovation level of the tech solution compared to existing alternatives


Feasibility, realism and viability (technical, economic and environmental) of implementing the solution

Team profile

Profile of the founder(s) and co-founder(s), ability to lead the project to success, hard and soft skills of the operational team

Business model

 Demonstrated traction and product-market fit


MAY 02

 Application deadline

MAY 19-20

Online bootcamp
on fundraising


of the 10 Finalists


  Pitch contest, Finalist-VC appointments (Office Hours) and announcement of the winner during the award ceremony

Official Website: VivaTech/ 50inTech Female Founder Challenge 2021

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