Thursday, July 6, 2017

Supporting female founders in tech with the Vinetta Project - IT WORLD CANADA

Originally published: July 4, 2017

Diversity of thought drives innovation and helps deliver companies superior returns. That’s the message The Vinetta Project portrayed at its Showcase Pitch & Panel event this past Monday night at BrainStation.

Vinetta Project kicked off the first of three pitch events it will hold under its Venture Challenge series this year in Toronto. The Venture Challenge is a local competition showcasing top female founder tech talent and helping them gain access to networks, resources, and investors. One finalist in the succession of events will go home with a $15,000 cash prize plus a suite of prime Startup resources including $25,000 in subsidized legal services from Blakes and their new start-up program, Nitro.

The 4-person judging panel at the kickoff event included a mix of venture capitalists and successful entrepreneurs, each of which was either actively investing or had successfully closed a multi-million dollar round for their own business. The panel listened to each 2-minute pitch, and then were given the opportunity to ask deeper questions and deliver advice.