Female Founders Challenge

A Platform for Women in Tech to Showcase Their Solutions to the World

About the Challenge

93% of all funds raised by European VC-backed companies went to all-male founding teams in 2018 (source: This underrepresentation of women in tech needs to change. Since 2017, Unbound has been boosting female representation and inspiring women in tech globally.

At Unbound London, Five leading female entrepreneurs took to the Main Stage and pitched their businesses to a panel of smart investors, industry-leading innovators and serial entrepreneurs. 


The Female Founders represented the following companies...

The Startups


The 2019 Judges

The Benefits of Attending

Smart Investors

Smart Investors


  • Pitch to Investors
  • Networking
Industry-leading Innovators

Industry-leading Innovators

  • Startup Battles
  • Innovation Challenges
A Truly Global Platform

A Truly Global Platform


  • Brand awareness
  • International Opportunities



  • Mentor hours
  • Urban experience 
  • Other founders

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The Benefits

  • Pitch on the Main Stage to an audience of industry-leading innovators and smart investors.

  • Female Founders will join the Unbound50 and be featured on the Unbound website and within the festival brochure.

  • Female Founders companies will receive a 1m x 1m booth to exhibit (worth £750).

  • Female Founders companies will receive 4 free tickets to Unbound London (worth £450 per ticket).

  • Female Founders will be invited to join the Unbound50 global network and be kept up to date on future opportunities.

How We Pick Them

  • The business must be founded by at least one female who will pitch.

  • The business must be looking to raise investment.

  • The team has a clear ability to deliver (market experience, technical ability, etc.) 

  • The market problem is compelling while demonstrating a clear market opportunity 

  • Evidence of traction indicators, whether financial or other (e.g. subscribers, waiting list, letters of interest etc.) 

  • Indicates a considered business model 

  • Suggests a unique idea with a clear value proposition 

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