Startup Vic x One Roof: HerStartup Pitch Night
Building a business can change your life, and the lives of others, but it’s an incredibly challenging journey. Some challenges are universal, but for women founders, there are cultural and economic barriers unique to her experience.
Globally, venture investment is at a record high but the share of funding going to women-led companies is falling. For the first eight months of 2021, just 2.2% of all venture funding went to companies with solely women founders. Locally, over the last four years startups founded by women secured 4% of funding and generally banked less than those founded by men.
The need to support women entrepreneurs is not a new conversation, but it is one we need to keep having. Momentum is growing to make Australia one of the best places for women entrepreneurs to succeed.
That’s why this November, Startup Vic is partnering with One Roof, Australia’s top community for women leaders, to shine a spotlight on the women entrepreneurs who are building the next wave of Aussie startups.
Four finalists will be selected from the pool of applicants to pitch on the night to a room of industry professionals, fellow founders and an expert panel of judges. The winner will be the proud recipient of The Startup Vic Prize Package, full of business goodies for you and your startup!