Women in Voice Amplifies Female Founders with Amazon Alexa Startups

May 14, 2021

Women in Voice (WiV) today announced Amazon Alexa Startups as their first Headliner Sponsor for the “On the Way Up: Elevator Pitch Events Connecting Investors with WiV Founders.” Four elevator pitch events will be hosted in 2021 for female and nonbinary founders, connecting founders with investors. These events will be open to the public at large.

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The pitch events will include back to back elevator pitches from female founders, a question and answer round, and time to open the floor for broader discussion. There will also be a form where attendees will be asked to submit constructive feedback to those pitching, to help founders hone their pitches. The events are an opportunity to amplify the voices of talented founders in the space, network, and further educate the WiV community on entrepreneurship.

“These pitch events are the direct result of shared goals to amplify women founders and connect them with investors who are eager to learn and invest in the conversational AI and voice space.” said Dr. Joan Palmiter Bajorek, CEO and Founder of Women in Voice.

The relationship with Alexa Startups builds on the momentum of collaborations with Women in Voice Seattle, where the Alexa Startups team has attended and been a judge at events. This includes WiV Seattle’s “Live Demo Day” in April 2020, where four startups in the Seattle ecosystem pitched to investors and the general public for feedback.

Women in Voice is a global 501(c)(3) nonprofit with 20 chapters in 15 countries. It is the mission of Women in Voice to build community for women and diverse people in voice technology, amplify and celebrate the work and talent of women, provide professional development and resources to support women, and empower women in all the different roles that comprise the voice field.

The Alexa Startups team engages founders and investors through startup programs, business development, and technical support and works alongside with the Alexa Fund that provides up to $200 million in venture capital funding to fuel voice technology innovation.

Want to pitch? Applying is free! Female and nonbinary Founders of preseed to series A startups in the voice and conversational AI space can apply to pitch for the event on the WiV website (Application here).

Event ticket registrations are free and open to the public (here).

Interested in being a Featured Venture Capital Firm? Reach out to admin at womeninvoice.org.

Women 2.0 has been announced as a co-headliner for one of the next events. First Row Partners and VoicePunch will be Featured Venture Capital Firms at the events.

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