LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Genneve, a female healthcare brand that provides bold content and healthy products to help women navigate hormonal change, and its CEO and co-founder Jill Angelo, was the winner of the Women Founders Network 2016 Annual Fast Pitch Competition, winning $30,000 in cash prizes.
In second and third place respectively were Tot Squad, a service that cleans, repairs and installs strollers and car seats, and NailSnaps, the makers of customized nail wraps. Rounding out the top five were EmoJam, an app and a keyboard that lets users send musical emojis, in fourth place and Kitterly, a personalized approach at knitting projects, in fifth place.
The judging panel consisted of venture capital and private equity firm executives. The top five companies will receive professional services valued at more than $100,000.
In addition, Tot Squad received the $5,000 Junior Judges cash award for the Best Fast Pitch presentation. This award empowers girls aged 10-18 to make an impact and to be inspired by women entrepreneurs.
"More than 140 women applied for one of the 10 finalist spots," said Darya Allen-Attar, Founder and CEO of Women Founders Network. "This is an indicator that there are many women entrepreneurs ready to go and we're here to make sure they get heard and financed."
About the Women Founders Network Fast Pitch Competition
We support women entrepreneurs building high-growth early-stage businesses. To apply, the company must have a woman co-founder, president or CEO, or be majority owned by women. The company can operate in any industry, and must generate revenue or demonstrate proof of concept. Finally, applicants may not have raised more than $1 million in outside funding, excluding research grants. The total 2016 prize package of cash and professional services is valued in excess of $100,000.
About Women Founders Network
Women Founders Network (WFN) connects women building high-growth businesses with the tools and resources they need to achieve business success. Over the past three years, Women Founders Network has directly granted (or invested) cash and prizes valued at approximately $350,000 into over 20 different companies, and alumni finalists have gone on to raise more than $20mm. Visit us at www.womenfoundersnetwork.com.
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