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WCS Pitch Competition 2022
Thursday, June 23, 2022
Category: Events


Each year, Women in Cleantech and Sustainability hosts a startup pitch competition focused on spotlighting companies led by women, either as CEOs or in the C-suite. Come and see who they are on June 23 at 3pm PT!

Share your vision on the WCS stage in front of Silicon Valley VCs and an audience of 300+ industry professionals. Only six applicants will be selected to pitch their ideas.

This year the competition will be on June 23rd. Women from six companies will be selected out of all applications to pitch their innovative cleantech or sustainable-focused business idea to a panel of industry leaders. Startups will have 5 minutes on the virtual stage followed by 3 minutes for Q&A from the judges. Winners will be announced towards the end of the conference. 

The winner will be offered consultation time with local Marketing, PR, Accounting, VCs, and relevant industry experts.


Companies must have:

  • Current funding stage from seeking Seed funding to closed Series A
  • Founded by, or with a CEO or CTO, who identifies as female
  • Solving a cleantech or sustainability challenge, either through hardware or software

Your business idea must be:

  • Focused on cleantech and/or sustainability (broadly defined)
  • Innovative and disruptive
  • An operating company with a product in the market, or ready for testing or deployment



Interested In Sponsoring This Year's Pitch Competition? WCS is looking for sponsors to support our growing pitch community. If interested in discussing sponsorship, please reach out to [email protected]


Why did we create the WCS Pitch Competition?

As an organization working to further the roles of women in growing the green economy, we see a lack of C-Suite women in the cleantech and sustainability space. We are featuring women entrepreneurs and judges to inspire our audience to envision themselves as fellow leaders in the space. 

Why pitch at this event? 

Share your vision on the WCS stage in front of Silicon Valley VCs and an audience of 300+ industry professionals. Competition is tight as there are six spots for female-led startups. 

Apply now and show us what you’ve got!

How will WCS support the participants leading up to competition?

We will match the six selected startups with WCS Board members to practice their pitch ahead of the big day. We will be there right beside you as a point of contact leading up to the pitch. 

Who will be judging the competition?

We will post judges on this webpage as they are confirmed. Stay tuned! 

I have questions, who should I contact?

Email Sara Fuentes and Natalia Andrushchenko at [email protected]