She Loves Tech - Greater Bay Area 2018 Global Startup Competition
19 Aug 2018 10:00am - 03:30pm
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She Loves Tech - Greater Bay Area 2018 Global Startup Competition

19 Aug 2018 10:00am - 03:30pm

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The largest Global Female Startup Competition is coming. 


Hosted by Lean In Shenzhen, SHE LOVES TECH Greater Bay Area 2018 Global Startup Competition has STARTED! Are you Ready?


Competition Background

Led by She Loves Tech, a global initiative aiming to showcase the convergence in the latest trends in technology, entrepreneurship, innovation and the opportunities it creates for women, the competition is expected to attract over 500 women impact and women-led startups from around the world, where they will benefit from an interconnected global network of like-minded innovators, mentors, investors and other supporting organizations. 

The She Loves Tech 2018 Global Startup Competition will be held in 14 "One Belt One Road" locations across Canada, China, France, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Kenya, Pakistan, Phillippines, Singapore, South Africa and the UAE. With local rounds held from June to August, local round winners will finally meet in Beijing, China for the global finals happening at the International Conference on September 15, 2018. 

The theme for the She Loves Tech 2018 International Conference is "Women and AI". Consequently, the event will feature the women who are shaping the industry behind the scenes as well as keynotes from leading executives, entrepreneurs and investors in the technology space, panels discussing key industry trends, curated breakout sessions and the finals of the She Loves Tech 2018 Global Startup Competition. 

Last year, only two stations - Beijing and Hong Kong - were set up in China, and nearly 20 teams were involved in the competition. This year, they increased major sub-stations, with Hanzhou and Shenzhen included as well.

As a new branch of 2018, Shenzhen has been equipped with high-tech to radiate the whole of Southern China, and the Lean in Shenzhen team has successfully invited the organization team of the Hong Kong station of 2017 to cooperate fully to run "the Greater Bay Area 2018 Global Startup Competition". We will keep the enthusiasm to welcome startups who support women and show the beauty of science and technology. We believe to set the fire of entrepreneurship to brighten the life of women, science and technology. 


Global Scale

The She Loves Tech 2018 Global Startup Competition will be held in 14 "One Belt One Road" locations. Within 500+ Tech startups, the competition is blooming in 12 countries.


Judges & Speakers

James Chou - CEO, Microsoft for Startups Shanghai

Anna Fang - CEO & Partner, ZhenFund

Junhui Gu - China's Premier Positioning Expert

Enita Pu - Partner, Sequioa Captial China

Yue Wang - Partner, CYZone

Yvonne Wong - President, Hearst Media China & Hearst Asia Investment Committee Member

More to come



1. Startup Booster Pack

The winner of the global final will receive a custom "Startup Booster Pack", which consists of exclusive mentorships from leading investors and industry experts, consulting services (China landing, China IP protection, financial, legal and HR advisory, product and technology development, etc.), fast-track entry to partner programs, media exposure, workspaces and more!

2. Beijing Trip - Global Tech & Innovation Hub

Winners from each local round will receive a trip to Beijing, China where they will receive a spot to pitch on an international stage, attend the She Loves Tech 2018 International Conference, and participate in a high-level boot camp consisting of company visits to leading technology companies and numerous networking opportunities with China’s tech ecosystem players.

3. Singapore Tech Trip

The global final and China round winners will also receive a trip to Singapore to participate in the Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology's (SWITCH) Women in Tech Conference, and visit startup incubator Block71, fintech and blockchain hubs, leading VCs etc. held on September 18-21, 2018 (flights not covered). Supported by the Singapore government, SWITCH is Singapore's first platform showcasing the country's vibrant entrepreneurial and technology innovation ecosystem. In connection with the 2018 ASEAN-China Year of Innovation, SWITCH will also showcase China-ASEAN technology and innovation collaboration opportunities.

4. Investment Opportunities

Teja Ventures, a venture capital fund with a gender lens and She Loves Tech's official venture partner, and other affiliate funds will be actively looking to invest in the top startups coming out of the global competition.


Competition Background


1. Stage

Seeking Angel, Seed or A round funding (under US$5m funding raised) with, at minimum, a viable product past its conceptual stage

2. Focus

a. Any entrepreneur, male or female, who is using technology to impact women positively:

· Are a significant proportion of end-users or consumers female?
· Are products specifically designed with women users in mind?
· Does the product itself address a problem that disproportionately affects women?


b. At least one female entrepreneur must be part of the founding team who is using technology to solve a problem.

3. Technology

The use of science and innovation to invent useful things to solve problems. This extends beyond digital, information, or internet-based technology and covers everything from hardware to the creation of new product and solutions to existing problems.

We are open to accepting startups from all industries, with a particular focus on startups in these verticals:
· Agri Tech
· Artificial Intelligence & Big Data
· B2B
· Blockchain
· Consumer Tech
· Clean Energy
· Fin Tech
· Edu Tech
· Internet of Things
· Med Tech


Competition Background

- Participating

If you are a female entrepreneur or your product or business positively impacts women,Please click "Read More" now!(Only Online registration accepted)
After registration checking, the venue and process of the Greater Bay Area sub station will be informed in the form of invitation letters.

Registration ends (Greater Bay Area Roun) : 21 July 

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