Startup Pitch Competition at IEEE WIE ILC

May 22, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
Room: Room LL21EF
Bldg: San Jose Convention Center

Co-sponsored by: SCV CE Society, SCV YP

IEEE invites technology entrepreneurs to pitch at the 2018 Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference. 

Process for startup pitch presenters:

1) Email your Executive Summary or Investor Deck to before May 11 for review. No cost to join the pitch contest if selected.

2) If your startup is selected to pitch, you will be notified by 5/16. Startup must have a female co-founder or executive team member. Each team will have 5 minutes to pitch and 3 minutes for Q &A/feedback from the judges

3) One-on-one, pitch coaching for the startup teams will be provided by Donna Griffit, Peter Hsi, Joseph Wei, and Maya Kanehara on 5/21 2 – 5pm at the San Jose Convention Center.


Winning team will be offered free 3 month co-working space at Digital Garage (limited to two seats, terms and conditions apply)

Speaker(s): Structure Capital,



1:00PM:                  Check-in & Networking

1:30 PM – 1:35 PM   Welcome & Introduction

1:35 PM – 1:50 PM   Keynote: Jillian Manus, Structure Capital

1:50 PM – 3:10 PM   5 Minute pitch by startups

3:10 PM – 3:45 PM   Panel: Fund Raising Strategies for Female Entrepreneurs

Moderator:  Joseph Wei, Skychee Ventures
Panelists:    Veronica Osinski, Trifecta Capital
                  SC Moatti, Might Capital
                  Prachi Baxi, SmartyPans

3:45 PM – 4:15 PM  Coffee Break & Networking

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM  Joining the main conference or networking

5:15 PM – 5:30 PM  Startup Pitch Awards presentation

Room: Room LL21EF
Bldg: San Jose Convention Center
150 W. San Carolos St.
San Jose, California