The 1st Annual MIT Female Founders Pitch Competition


"Thank you so much for inviting! I am so inspired to organize a similar event."

NYU MBA alum 2021

"In a room with ambitious and passionate female founders, I felt empowered and inspired by their stories and what they had to endure. I’ve never been so sure about my decision to continue this arduous journey.  To truly progress towards gender parity in Entrepreneurship, we need more moments and opportunities like this to show aspiring females what’s possible, to redefine the profile of what an entrepreneur looks like. Thank you to the organizers of the MIT Female Founders Pitch Competition and MIT Sloan Club of New York for turning this idea into reality. The meaning behind this evening is paramount and far exceeds the final award of $10,000."

MIT Sloan MBA candidate 2024

"It was such a great event! I couldn’t believe that we haven’t had such an event that focuses on female entreprenuers yet until now. I love the pitches and both the panels. They were all so insightful and incredible."

Colombia B-School candidate 2023


Tuesday  June 14
5:00 - 9:30  PM

Pitch Competition

Female VC Roundtable

Female Founder Roundtable

Winners Announced

Networking & Cocktails

Click here to see the full Agenda

Submit by Midnight
Wednesday, June 1st

The Pitch Competition is limited to MIT-affiliated Female Founders in an early-stage startup. All industries and regions are welcome. For more details, click the button below.

Help us Change the Ratio

The MIT Sloan Club of NY welcomes sponsors to help us deliver this prestigious event. Several sponsorship tiers are available. Click here or use the button below to learn more or contact us.




"... it is starting to appear that young women have a new set of role models with confidence and grace who are rising to the top of their professions. That is not only good for women, it is good for all of us."

Gotham Gal



The MIT Sloan Club of NY is a mission-driven club that hosts a wide range of events in the greater NYC area.  Leveraging both the Sloan and MIT communities -- including graduates, fellows, professors, deans and other affiliates, the Club's events range from: lectures and presentations by distinguished professors, CEOs and other experts; fireside chats with successful entrepreneurs and domain experts in important topics-of-the-day; round-tables composed of luminaries in a particular field; and of course, social gatherings.

This 1st Annual MIT Female Founder Pitch Competition will be a yearly, flagship event for the Club, focused on driving awareness of -- and addressing -- the gender discrepancies in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Women have been underrepresented in pitch competitions, as VC-backed entrepreneurs, and as VCs for a long time. We hope you will help us change things for the better.



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