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She Loves Tech: CIRCLE Brings The Global Startup Competition To Pakistan

CIRCLE brings unique opportunity for one Pakistani start-up to attend a bootcamp in China through She Loves Tech Global Startup Competition!

The She Loves Tech Global Start Up Competition is designed to give the world’s most promising women entrepreneurs and women-impact startups a unique opportunity to showcase their businesses to a global audience of investors and influencers from the tech community. She Loves Tech Pakistan 2017 is the Pakistan round of the competition and will be hosted by CIRCLE in July 2017. Entries for the competition are now open with 23rd June as the deadline to enter.

The top team from She Loves Tech Pakistan 2017 will receive a spot to pitch at the global finals of the She Loves Tech 2017 Global Startup Competition (September 16, 2017), and the chance to participate in an immersive week-long boot camp (September 11-15, 2017) consisting of talks and panels, visits to leading tech companies, networking opportunities, and personalized pitch preparation workshops. Additionally, Teja Ventures, a venture capital fund with a gender lens, SOSV, #1 in VC seed funding for female-founded startups (TechCrunch), and other affiliate funds of the She Loves Tech global initiative will also be actively looking to invest in women impact startups from the competition.

CIRCLE, Pakistan partner for She Loves Tech, is a social enterprise focused on women’s economic inclusion and leadership development with the mission to develop and build the entrepreneurial and leadership capacity of women in Pakistan. CIRCLE does this through advocacy, research and capacity building initiatives including Women and Business chapters in 3 cities, campus chapters in 10 institutes, 40+ local and international partners, leadership development programs and innovative campaigns. To bridge the digital gender gap, CIRCLE Tech offers technology skills to young women from underserved communities with the aim to reach 10,000 women by 2020.

CIRCLE’s Women & Business Chapters develop women entrepreneurs and business owners by connecting them to each other and to opportunities such as mentoring through Cherie Blaire Foundation, skills workshops, research, speaking opportunities and sessions with investors and industry leaders. To join, email info@circlewomen.org

The She Loves Tech 2017 Global Startup Competition will have rounds in Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Pakistan, and Singapore. She Loves Tech Pakistan is supported by leading players in Pakistan entrepreneurship ecosystem: The Nest i/o, Plan 9, Tech Valley Abbottabad, Peshawar 2.0, WeCreate Pakistan, Telenor Velocity, Momentum, NED ORIC CINETIC, Herself.

She Loves Tech is a global initiative showcasing the convergence of the latest trends in technology, entrepreneurship, innovation and the opportunities it creates for women. Jointly founded by Lean In China and Tech Rock, She Loves Tech’s goal is to provide a platform for international and Chinese tech companies, investors, entrepreneurs, startups and consumers together, to promote technology for women and women in technology.

Are you a tech based start-up? Here is how to apply!

CHECK YOUR ELIGIBILITY

  1. STAGE: Seeking Angel, Seed or A round funding (under US$3m funding raised)
  2. FOCUS:
    (a) At least one female entrepreneur in founding team who is using technology to solve a problem
    OR
    (b) 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?
  1. TECHNOLOGY refers to:
    The use of science and innovation to invent useful things or 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: Fin Tech (finance), Consumer Tech (e-commerce, big data), Med Tech (medicine), Edu Tech (education), Agri Tech (agriculture), Clean Energy, Internet of Things, B to B Solutions.

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

For She Loves Tech Pakistan 2017, please register at http://shelovestech.eventbank.com/event/5601 by June 23, 2017

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