Despite the cancellation of this year's event, VivaTech continues to support the development of startups in this difficult context. The Female Founder Challenge, created by VivaTech and 50inTech, which aims to accelerate the financing of women-led start-ups and involve venture capital funds at a greater parity in financing, has therefore been maintained.
After a successful first edition, the Female Founder Challenge 2020 goes 100% online!
On June 18, 10 finalists will compete in an online event in front of more than 50 VC funds and a jury of global investors. The winner will benefit from one-to-one interviews with them and a free corner at VivaTech 2021. All global VCs are invited to attend, so make sure to register for this event if you belong to this category. We’d love to see you there.
Today, meet the 10 finalists who will go head to head on June 18.
MEET THE FINALISTS
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 automatize communication via personalized voice assistant supporting sales and customer support. LinkedIn
Clothilde Chalot, Co-founder and CEO, NomadPlay (France)
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)
Nathalie Maubon, Founder, CEO and CSO, HCS Pharma (France)
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)
Article by Thibault Merz, Tech for Good Program Manager @ Viva Technology