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WE Talks and Zuri.live Present

WE Pitch

A night of startup pitches from women entrepreneurs


Join us on November 27th for a fun and exciting night when our top ten finalists will present their startups in front of world-class investors for a chance to win $10,000!


27th November, 2018 | NYC 















JUDGE PANEL







Anu Duggal

Founding Partner
@ Female Founders Fund



Anu Duggal is the Founding Partner of Female Founders Fund, an early-stage fund investing in technology companies started by women. Female Founders Fund has invested in some of the fastest growing female-led start-ups nationwide including: Eloquii, WayUp, Tala, Zola, Primary, Thrive Global, WinkyLux, Billie and more. Anu was included in Fortune’s “40 Under 40” list, and she has been praised for her impact in diversifying venture capital with additional distinctions including Business Insider’s







Tikhon Bernstam

Founder @ Parse
Co-founder @ Scribd



Tikhon Bernstam is the founder of Parse, a platform powering the next generation of mobile apps which got acquired by FB for 85M in 2013. He is also the co-founder of Scribd, (sometimes referred to as the "Youtube for Documents") the world's largest document sharing site with over 90 million unique visitors a month. Additionally, Tikhon is a tech angel investor in over 100 companies including Checkr, Reddit, Tilt, Gusto, Cruise Automation ($1B GM Acquisition).














Pat Hedley

Investor, Advisor
and Author



Pat Hedley is an investor, advisor and an author. With three decades of global private equity experience at General Atlantic, she now independently works with entrepreneurs and mid-sized growth company CEOs to help them accelerate revenue growth, expand their strategic network and maximize their company value. Pat selectively invests in exciting growth companies with high energy management teams in the following industries: ed tech, business services and health/wellness. She is the author of Meet 100 People, A How to Guide to the Career and Life Edge Everyone's Missing, encouraging young people (and all of us) to meet people and build valuable life-long relationships.










Heather Hartnett

CEO & Founding Partner
@ Human Ventures


Heather Hartnett is the CEO and founding partner of Human Ventures — an early-stage venture studio in NYC that backs and builds consumer technology companies. Heather leads the core team at Human, which engages with experienced entrepreneurs to build industry changing businesses. She was recently featured in Business Insider as “the first female-led startup studio in New York City,” which also highlighted Heather for bringing a fresh new perspective to the tech scene. Heather serves on the leadership council for tech:nyc and is a mentor to the NYC MIT Startup Studio and 1776.














Fran Hauser

Media Executive
Startup Investor
and Best-Selling Author



Fran Hauser is a long-time media executive, startup investor and best-selling author of The Myth of the Nice Girl. She's held senior positions at some of the world’s largest digital media businesses, including PEOPLE, InStyle, Entertainment Weekly and AOL. Now a startup investor who largely invests in female founders, Fran was named one of Business Insider's "30 Women In Venture Capital to Watch in 2018." Fran and The Myth of the Nice Girl have been featured on a wide range of outlets including NBC’s Today Show, CNBC, PEOPLE, Fortune, TIME, Fast Company, Oprah.com, Business Insider, Elle, and many more. She is a frequent speaker on women's leadership and writes a regular career advice column for Refinery29.









JURIES




Anna Wascher

CEO and founder
@ Flat World Partners

Adam Robinson

President @ Robinson Global Strategies


Allison Williams

Director @ NVP Labs (Newark Venture Partners)



Ally Schneider

Ecosystem Development & Partnerships Manager, Innovation Labs at E*TRADE



Natalie Fratto

Vice President & Canadian Expansion @ Silicon Valley Bank






Vanessa Liu

VP @ SAP.io
and COO @ Trigger Media



Stacy Martin 

Principal @Flatiron Works



Michelle Nacouzi 

Associate @ Indicator Ventures

Katya Dorozhkina

Founding Partner @Starta Ventures

Asset  Tarabayev

Co-founder & CTO
@Zuri.live