Women 2.0's Canadian Connection

San Francisco based Women 2.0 is hosting their 3rd annual Women 2.0 Pitch 2009: Startup Competition this Spring and Techvibes readers may be surprised to learn that they have a Canadian connection.

Co-Founder and General Manager Shaherose Charania is a Vancouverite that headed South to fulfill Silicon Valley dreams after graduating from the University of Western Ontario’s Richard Ivey School of Business. Charania leads the Women 2.0 organization which is committed to increasing the number of women entrepreneurs starting high growth ventures by providing the resources, network, and knowledge for the launch and growth of their company.

Women 2.0 Pitch 2009: Startup Competition is open to early-stage ventures around the world, from high growth business ventures in Web 2.0 to mobile and biotech, consumer clean tech to consumer hardware. Applying companies must be in beta-stage and have not received significant funding. To enter teams must include at least one female in the founding team.

Go to pitch.women2.org to learn more

Hundreds of submissions will receive valuable feedback from the judging panel of investors and experienced startup executives. Five startups will be chosen to pitch live on May 7, 2009. The winning startup will get a meeting with legendary investor Michael Moritz from Sequoia Capital in addition to a bundle of legal, marketing, and PR support services and free office space at the Plug and Play Tech Center.

Check out the 3-step submission process - one business plan, one paper napkin, and one video pitch - and apply by April 10th.

Women 2.0
San Francisco, California, United States

Women 2.0 is a media company offering content, community and conferences for aspiring and current women innovators in technology. Our mission is to increase the number of female founders of technology startups with inspiration, information and education through our platform. more

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