By Rebecca Lipon (Application & Judges Coordinator, PITCH Competition 2012)
We are in the judging phase of Women 2.0 PITCH NYC Competition working hard to announce our finalists on October 1, 2012! While you wait for those results, I wanted to share some of the facts about the incredible PITCH NYC Competition applicants.
Fun facts about PITCH NYC 2012 startup competition applicants:
- 19% of PITCH NYC applicants were international, 29% came from New York, 21% are from California and 5% came from Massachusetts.
- More than 8% of our applicants were from Spanish-speaking nations (go Ellas 2.0!).
- There were also applicants from Montreal, Beirut, London, Tel Aviv, Hong Kong, Singapore, Seoul, Buenos Aires, Bogota, Bangalore, Nairobi, Moscow and many more international cities as well as 23 different U.S. states.
- Spanned over 10 major verticals, including consumer (54%), B2B/SaaS solutions (28%), education tech (6%), health tech (5%), fashion tech (4%) and finance tech (2%).
I am so excited about these amazing companies with female founders changing the ratio. I cannot wait to be able to announce our finalists on October 1, 2012. Many thanks to our incredible panel of online judges for PITCH NYC and Gust!
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About the guest blogger: Rebecca Lipon is a product marketing manager at Synopsys, where she works to make sure the technology for verifying computer chips is state-of-the-art. A passionate advocate for women in technology, Rebecca mentors several San Francisco Bay Area non-profits and sits on the board of Spark SF, an organization promoting equality for women throughout the world. Rebecca is also the lead singer of the funk and soul band Sinister Dexter. She holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from MIT. Follow her on Twitter at @rebeccalipon.