World’s largest startup competition for women in tech is open for entries

She Loves Tech's vision for 2020 is to inspire, empower, and bring women to the forefront in technology

Tech Desk September 03, 2020

She Loves Tech, the world’s largest startup competition for women and technology has returned. The competition is looking for entries by women particularly in the following verticals: Fintech,Enterprise Solutions,Health & Well-Being, Education, CleanTech & Sustainability, Consumer & Retail, Food & AgriTech, Women’s Issues and Smart Cities.


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She Loves Tech are looking for early stage startups who are seeking seed, angel or A round funding (under US$5M) with at least a minimum viable product or working prototype (past ideation stage).To be eligible to apply you also must have a technology startup fulfilling ONE of the following:

(a) Female founder

(b) Majority female users

(c) Majority female consumers

(d) Technology impacting women positively

She Loves Tech is brought to Pakistan for the fourth year by CIRCLE, a social enterprise focused on empowering women.The competition is held in 4 continents, 30+ countries including Pakistan, China, France, and Hong Kong, Germany.

She Loves Tech’s official partner for Pakistan, CIRCLE has received more than 400 applications from women-led start-ups from across Pakistan over the years.

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This year the event will be entirely virtual and Circle will be bringing the competition to 10 cities of Pakistan including Multan, Quetta, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Islamabad, Abbottabad, Faisalabad, Sukkur, and Kashmir.

The vision for 2020 is to inspire, empower, and bring around 10,000 women to the forefront in the field of technology.

The main aim is to empower women by providing them with an opportunity to showcase their talent and bring key incubators and stakeholders on board.

Last year’s national winner was Yishel Khan, founder of DOT-Mind Unlocked, a tech startup using artificial intelligence for personalised therapy, she traveled to China to compete with 20 startups at the finals.

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She Loves Tech works with startups to take their business to the next level. If you are shortlisted, She Loves Tech team will work closely with you, providing mentorship and/or workshops to prepare for your final pitch.

Alumni startups from previous years have gone on to raise in aggregate over US$100 million in funding from some of the world's top investors, including Sequoia Capital, Vertex Ventures, Wavemaker, Microsoft and Amazon.

The registration deadline for She Loves Tech is September 7. Interested candidates can apply using the following link:


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