Meet Your 2022 Female Founder Grant Challenge Winners
As we still soak up the high of our 2-day Future. Female. Funding Summit, we’re excited to share with you the winners of the 2022 Female Founder Grant Challenge.
As part of the Summit, these 9 finalists pitched in front of a crowd of over 120 judges and audiences, live and streamed, to win 3 JumpStarter Kits worth $15,000! These 3 Kits were awarded across the categories of Tech for Good, Social Impact and Next Gen Innovator. We also had a Backer’s Choice Award.
Every female founder spoke with such passion and enthusiasm – as expected, considering the high-standard and impact of their projects and businesses. Thank you to each and every one of the 9 finalists for your time – you did a fabulous job!
And now, announcing our 4 winners…
Tech for Good
Agili8 by Esther Oh
Using XRAI Vision™ smart glasses to deliver healthcare for emergency rescues, remote surgeries and Indigenous communities
DEIR iSTEM Co. by Dr Ruwangi and Dr Morley
A STEM jobs board designed by women for women with Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Retention at the core.
Next Gen Innovator
Compassion Creamery by Sarah Qian
The world’s first vegan oat cream cheese that’s delicious, nutritious and good for the planet. Free from coconut oils, soy and nuts
Backer’s Choice Award
Seedling Giving by Kylie Wallace
A charity matching platform helping you do good, better. Making the process of giving simpler, easier and safer.
We can’t wait to watch your businesses be elevated with the cash, connections and resources in their JumpStarter Kits.
Well done to all the finalists! They all did an incredible job pitching and didn’t make it easy for the judges. They are all winners!
A big thank you to our wonderful audience and voters!
We loved meeting you on the night and seeing the community of family, friends, supporters and investors come out in droves to cheer on our founders. We encourage you to continue following the stories of the businesses and female founders via Instagram, Facebook and other channels.
Last but certainly not least, to our incredible local and global business partners who made this Grant Challenge possible with your generous prizes, thank you for helping us Lift, Inspire, Fund and Trust women in business.
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