Start-Up Pitch Competition

Startup Pitch Contest at Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference

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

Date and time: 1:30PM – 3:30PM, May 22, 2018

Location: San Jose Convention Center


1:00PM:                     Check-in

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

1:35 PM – 1:50 PM   Keynote 1: Entrepreneurship

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

3:10 PM – 3:30 PM  Panel: Fund Raising Strategies for Female Entrepreneurs

3:30 PM                     Conclusion

5:15 PM – 5:30 PM  Awards presentation & Networking

Process for pitch presenters:

1) Register for a Startup Pitch ticket at (registration starts on 3/5)

2) Send your Executive Summary or Investor Deck to before May 01 for review

3) If your startup is selected to pitch, you will be notified 2 weeks prior to the event. 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

4) Pre-event Pitch coaching is available (details will be shared with the selected startups)

5) If your startup is not selected to pitch, your ticket will be refunded or converted to general admission to the Startup Pitch Contest

Note: ticket holders to the Pitch Event will have access to the Pitch Event as well as the WIE ILC closing keynote sessions from 3:30PM – 5:30PM on 5/22 only. Tickets to the entire WIE ILC Conference is available at:


Speakers/Judges : Joseph Wei at

Startups: Wenbo Yin at

Sponsors: Caroline Nguyen at



Startup Coaches: