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.
Ksenia Belkina, Founder and CEO, Cardiomo (USA)
Shimrit Perkol-Finkel, CEO, ECOncrete (Israel)
ECOncrete develops high performance environmentally sensitive concretes that enhance the biological and ecological value of urban, coastal and marine infrastructures while increasing their strength and durability.
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Nathalie Maubon, Founder and CEO/ CSO, HCS Pharma (France)
Narjes Boufaden, Co-founder and CEO, Keatext (Canada)
Aline Sara, Co-founder and CEO, NaTakallam (USA)
Hannelore Guittet, Co-founder, NomadPlay (France)
Urszula Herman, CEO, PelviFly (Poland)
Hawa Traore, Co-founder and CEO, Teliman (Mali)
Diana Brondel, Founder and CEO, Xaalys (Poland)
Katarzyna Dorsey, Founder and CEO, Yosh.AI (UK)
Yosh.AI is a deep-tech company that creates customized AI voice and text assistants that enable businesses to better engage their customers, from product search to post-purchase care.