The Female Founders Startup Challenge

sponsored by The Babson College Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab & WeWork

This November 1 & 2, unbound will bring its globally established platform to Miami, gathering 100+ future-focussed speakers, immersive brand experiences, pitch sessions, hackathons and startup battles. It will showcase the best grassroots technology and reflect the incredible opportunity for South Florida as an innovation hub for the entire LatAm region.

Join the finest minds in fintech, adtech, AI, healthtech, eCommerce, robotics and more to make invaluable connections, discover inspirational insight and emerging technologies that will shape the future of your career and your business.

Women now make up 40% of new entrepreneurs in the United States, with a rise in venture-backed funds led by women and greater access to mentors and role models helping fuel female representation in tech. However, it remains that just 8% of funding is given to female founders. Our aim is to change that.

Calling all female founders in the Americas!

Apply now to pitch on the Main Stage at unbound Miami.

unbound Miami prepares to host the Americas’ leading Female Founders in a challenge to prove their startups’ prowess. The Female Founders Startup Challenge invites eight top entrepreneurs from across the Americas to take part in a live, interactive and inspiring competition, pitching on the Main Stage to a huge crowd and an accomplished jury.

  • The winner selected by the jury will advance to the semi-final interviews for the next WIN Lab cohort

The Babson College Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab is an eight-month long program designed specifically for high-growth women entrepreneurs that accelerates their entrepreneurial paths.

  • The winner selected by the audience will access office space at WeWork (tbd)

WeWork provides beautiful, flexible workspaces and scalable business services for an inspired community of entrepreneurs.



Applications are closed. The finalists will be announced shortly. 

Thank you.

The Agenda

The Female Founders Startup Challenge will take place on Thursday, November 2, 2017 on the Main Stage at unbound Miami

5:00pm: Introduction

5:05pm: 8 startup pitches 3 minutes + Q&A                                                              

5:45pm: Jury deliberation

5:55pm: Winner announcement

Supporting the Female Founders Startup Challenge:




Aminta Ventures is an organization for women that facilitates their exploration into angel investing through education, support, partnerships and a network of investors and thought leaders.





The Women Empower Expo takes place in select cities across North America gathering thousands of female entrepreneurs, business leaders, creatives, and professionals who are passionate about making a positive difference in their career, life and community.




Bridges Unite enables access to relevant themes with established leaders and communities who look to inspire other women as a way to improve their personal and professional lives. We continuously promote curiosity, innovation, and collaboration in order to expand our reach and the positive impact of our community’s actions. 

Past Female Founders Startup Challenge

The very first Female Founders Startup Challenge took place at unbound London on July 19th. Eight female founders pitched on the Main Stage to hundreds of festival-goers. The winner received access to a one year mentoring program at Beluga Bean in London, worth over £4,000. Watch the Challenge here: