Last year, Viva Technology and 50inTech hosted the first Female Founder Challenge, whose objective was to accelerate the financing of women-led startups thanks to meetings with investors from all over the world. With the ongoing situation, building bridges has not lost its relevance, and connecting talented female founders with top-tier VCs is more important now than ever.

After 370 applications from 54 countries, the Female Founder Challenge has found its’ 10 finalists. VCs from around the globe are invited to meet on June 18th, to see these empowering female founders pitch their solutions virtually in front of a top VC Jury.

Narjes Boufaden, Co-founder and CEO, Keatext (Canada)

More than ever, public reviews and social media influencers are driving the brand’s success. Keatext provides peace of mind that all feedback is collected, addressed & turned into actionable insights | LinkedIn, Twitter

Katarzyna Dorsey, Founder and CEO, Yosh.AI (United Kingdom)

Yosh.AI empowers retailers with AI solutions to automatise communication via personalised voice assistant supporting sales and customer support | LinkedIn

Clothilde Chalot, Co-founder and CEO, NomadPlay (France)

Do you dream of playing with classical music virtuosos? With NomadPlay, take a seat in total immersion with renowned artists to live an exceptional musical session! | LinkedIn Twitter

Urszula Herman, CEO, PelviFly (Poland)

PelviFly helps women to train pelvic floor muscles with the use of intravaginal probe, mobile application and team of medical experts. It helps to recover young moms after childbirth, protects against urinary incontinence and enhance sexual life | LinkedIn Twitter

Diana Brondel, Founder and CEO, Xaalys (Poland)

Xaalys is the first French digital bank designed for 12 to 17 year olds. Xaalys aims to foster teenagers’ financial literacy while paving the path to financial independence | LinkedIn Twitter

Nathalie Maubon, Founder, CEO and CSO, HCS Pharma (France)

HCS Pharma recreates, for the first time, organs in 3D in vitro for the research of new drugs thanks to its organ-specific extracellular matrix for 3D culture, BIOMIMESYS | LinkedIn Twitter

Shimrit Perkol-Finkel, CEO, ECOncrete (Israel)

ECOncrete offers a suite of high performance environmentally sensitive concrete solutions that enhance the biological and ecological value of urban, coastal, and marine infrastructure while increasing their strength and durability | LinkedIn Twitter

Hawa Traore, Co-founder and CEO, Teliman (Mali)

Teliman has launched the first on-demand taxi-moto service in Bamako, connecting urban commuters to professional taxi-moto drivers through a call center, moto-taxi stations and a mobile app | LinkedIn Twitter

Aline Sara, Co-founder and CEO, NaTakallam (United States of America)

NaTakallam offers high quality in-demand language services, including translation, online language teaching and tutoring, as well as cultural exchange services, delivered by refugees and displaced persons | LinkedIn Twitter

Ksenia Belkina, Founder and CEO, Cardiomo (United States of America)

Wearable continuous remote monitoring with AI engine to deliver real-time, actionable insights to enable early detection of arrhythmias and early warning for heart diseases | LinkedIn Twitter

These 10 startups will compete during a pitch contest on June 18th to get the opportunity to meet investors in a virtual VC Office Hours and determine this year’s winner. Congratulations to the 10 female founders! We’ll pitch you later.

Register now to the Pitch Contest

Please note this is a 100% online event premiere only open to VCs. Register here.