On April 4th, Girls in Tech Paris will host the European Lady Pitch Night, where 5 startups (with at least one female co-founder) will be brought out to Paris (all expenses paid) to compete in a pitch competition. For startups who are qualify – you must have your HQ in Europe, have at least one female cofounder (who is European, I believe), and must be operational for at least 6 months (but no more than 3 years) – You can apply today here through March 10th.
Last year’s event saw 60 startups apply from 11 countries, and the five selected startups pitched in front of the likes of Gilles Babinet, with Orange, LeWeb, and others sponsoring.
The event is a great initiative – Girls in Tech in general is, of course – of bringing the European startup scene together. There are a lot of great angel investors & VCs in France who only get deal flow in France because, well, no other startups come out here. This event is a great chance for European startups to get their name out there in the French market! While Rude Media won’t be pitching (despite our awesome female cofounder!), we’ll certainly be keeping an eye on some of the awesome female entrepreneurs coming out to the event.
Tickets for the public don’t seem to be available just yet, but GITParis stresses that the event, and the group, is open to both men and women, so we’ll keep you posted about when you can sign up!