She Loves Tech Global Competition 2022

World's Largest Startup Competition for Women and Technology


2022 is your year – claim it and own it at this year’s She Loves Tech Global Startup Competition! Back in its 8th year, the competition as big as ever. Hosted across 70+ countries in 6 continents, startups will have the opportunity of a lifetime to unlock their journey with the world’s largest acceleration platform for women and technology.

More than $500,000 worth of prizes up for grabs this year! Get the funding, resources, and visibility you deserve now with up to $100,000 direct investments from She Loves Tech, $15,000 Cash Prize from Teja Ventures, $10,000 Cash Prize from ADB Ventures, special media coverage, mentorship from the best of the best, fast track access to programs and resources, in-house advisory services, and unparalleled global community of founders and investors!

This will be an exciting showcase of some of the best innovators across the world – and you might just be one of them if you:

  • Have a tech startup with an MVP (Minimum Viable Product), and have raised less than US$5M
  • Have at least one female founder or a majority of female consumers/end-users.

Eligibility criteria

Early Stage Startups

  • Seeking seed, angel or A round funding (under US$5M) with at least a minimum viable product (past conceptual stage)

Gender Lens: Technology startups fulfilling ONE of the following gender lens:

  1. Female founder
  2. Majority female users
  3. Majority female consumers
  4. Technology impacting women positively

Competition Process

Screening and Preparation: August – September 2022

Applications will be evaluated by the global screening team with the final shortlisted startups receiving access to an exclusive pitch preparation curriculum and mentorship sessions. We look at a range of criteria including market opportunity, traction, scalability and growth potential, innovation and creativity, and caliber of founder and team.

Local Rounds: September – October 2022

Shortlisted startups will take the stage to showcase their businesses in their respective Local rounds hosted in different countries and regions. The winner of each round will then move into the global phase of the Competition.

Bootcamp: End of October 2022

A week-long boot camp especially curated for the winners of each local round will take place at the end of October. The boot camp is based on experiential learning, mentorship and peer coaching. It covers market, innovation and fundraising topics.

Global Finals: November 2022

The culminating final round of the competition will be held during the She Loves Tech Global Conference, and will also serve as an investor demo day, allowing startups to pitch to investors directly for funding. Startups have the opportunity to win up to US$50,000 investment and cash prizes.

More Info

Don’t miss out! Start your journey with She Loves Tech and apply now at before August 14 for Asia rounds (excl. Middle East) and September 12 for the Rest of the World.

For more information, please visit, write to, or check the competition’s FAQ page here.


September 12, 2022
Organizer She Loves Tech
Website Visit website
Africa, Americas, Antarctica Region, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, Micronesia
Sectors Sector agnostic