Female Founder Challenge

BOOST YOUR VISIBILITY AND FUNDRAISING!

 
COVID-19 INFORMATION

 

Given the evolution and the gravity of the situation regarding COVID-19, the fifth edition of Viva Technology will not take place June 11-13. Alternative solutions are being studied, in concertation with the main partners of the event, and will be announced soon.

The containment measures decreed by the national authorities in France now make it impossible to prepare and organize the event on the dates originally planned. Especially since, as announced, the containment is likely to be extended as has been the case in China and Italy. VivaTech's priority is to guarantee the health and safety of visitors, partners and staff and to show solidarity and responsibility in the face of this health crisis.

All the Startup applicants to the VivaTech Challenges will get noticed by each Challenge Partner regarding the next steps of the selection. Nevertheless, startup application are still open.
The results announcement date could possibly be impacted. 

Our thoughts are with all those affected by this crisis.

 

  

30

Semi-Finalists

Get access and meet influential VCs and business leaders 

10

Finalists

 Pitch in front of a high-level jury and an audience of investors

3

Winners

 Boost your visibility and fundraising regardless of your stage: Seed, Series A and Series B

40

Global VCs

Join 30 VC partners and 10 jury VCs committed to more parity in financing

THE FEMALE FOUNDER CHALLENGE

For the second year in a row, VivaTech, in partnership with 50inTech, launches the Female Founder Challenge with two main objectives: (1) accelerate the financing of women-led startups, (2) involve VC funds to commit to more parity in financing.

 
     
On June 11-13 2020, Viva Technology will bring
together 13,000 startups with top worldwide
 investors, companies and tech leaders.
                               
50inTech is a global platform that facilitates
 introductions for women in tech to
grow their business and careers. 
                                     
 

     
                  
                                 
Societe Generale is one of the leading European financial services groups,
present in 67 countries and supporting 31 million individuals, professionals,
companies and institutional investors worldwide.
 

  

  

 WHY PARTICIPATE 

 
 

You are a female founder, co-founder, CEO or co-CEO of an international startup wishing to raise funds, be it seed, series A or B? Apply to the Female Founder Challenge!

The Challenge offers you a unique opportunity to get exclusive access to investors and business leaders but also to get great visibility during three intensive days at VivaTech!

The Challenge includes work meetings, a guided tour of the VivaTech exhibition halls, an exclusive dinner with influential investors and leaders, a pitch contest and an award ceremony on one of the greatest stages of VivaTech.

 

SELECTION CRITERIA

Innovation

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

Scalability

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

WHAT THE CHALLENGE WILL BRING YOU 

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  • Exclusive access to VCs during VivaTech’s side event “VC Night”
  • One-on-one appointments with VC partners during Office Hours
  • Join investors and business leaders during an exclusive dinner
  • Be highlighted on VivaTech’s and 50inTech’s VC database
  • Receive 4 free Startup passes for the 3 days of VivaTech

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  • Get individual coaching sessions to master your stage presence
  • Pitch your solution in front of a jury of top VCs and investors 
  • Benefit from a dedicated guided tour of the VivaTech exhibition halls to meet peers and influential executives
  • Be highlighted by our media partners
  • Get 1 free pass for the 2021 Maddy Keynote event in Paris (in French)

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  • A private meeting with our high-level VC jury
  • A feature storyline in the 50inTech podcast
  • A highlight by our media partners
  • One speaking spot at the 2020 Women’s Forum Global Meeting in Paris
  • A startup booth at VivaTech 2021

 

OUR PARTNERS

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