Eliane from Ubergizmo tipped me off to this awesome opportunity for women entrepreneurs. It seems this is actually a great time to start a company, according to VCs who say Disney, HP, and Microsoft got their start during very tough times. Who knew?
Women 2.0's goal is to encourage entrepreneurial women by helping them launch their startups. The Women 2.0 Pitch 2009 Compeition is open to early-stage ventures around the world, from high growth business ventures in web 2.0 to mobile and biotech, consumer clean tech to consumer hardware. Applying companies must be in beta-stage and have not received significant funding. Teams with at least ONE FEMALE in the founding team are invited to compete for a chance to win one-on-one meeting with Sequoia Capital, three months of office space, PR startegy, and a bunch of other stuff to get you started.
Five startups will be chose to pitch live on Pitch Night, May 7th 2009. Check out the requirements on how to apply, and take your first step towards your new career.
Please pass this along to your lady friends and other ambitious acquaintances you may have.