Women 2.0 Napkin Business Challenge

Women 2.0 invites the public to join the finalists of their Napkin Business Challenge as they pitch their best business ideas to a judging panel of seasoned entrepreneurs, executives, and venture capitalists. Audience-member votes will factor into the decision-making of which teams will walk away with the two top prizes of $1000 each, a pitch coaching session from Guidewire Group, and 30 minute meetings with Tim Draper of Draper Fisher Jurvetson or Michael Moritz of Sequoia Capital.

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Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2007, starting at 6pm
Location: CNET, 235 2nd Street, San Francisco, CA (Directions)
Cost: $20 general admission, free for bloggers (Register here)

Founded last year by Shivani Sopory, Wen-Wen Lam, Shaherose Charania and Angie Chang, Women 2.0 promotes the collaboration and growth of women in entrepreneurship, technology and business in the Silicon Valley. The group “understands that half the battle in business lies in networking and since we’re not eligible for the old boys clubs, Women 2.0 events are the new way for emerging young women leaders to grow their networks.”

The Napkin Business Challenge required competitors with teams including women under age 35 to submit business plans on napkins. Semifinalists submitted PowerPoint presentations. The challenge received responses from all over the US, Canada, UK, and India.

More: Youngest semifinalists, age 16, interviewed by German vlogger

Update: The results are in: The winning team chosen by the judges was Laser-Seal (envisioning faster, cleaner wound closures in the operating room with laser technology), and the audience choice winner was O’Light (O for Organic!) which aims to create fashionable, OLED lighting concepts. Diana Wynne of The Daily Interface attended and blogged the event, which had an overflow crowd and cupcakes.

April 21, 2007
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