Vinetta's DC Chapter has a great schedule of programming
lined up for 2017 to cultivate connections and access.

We are excited to annouce that GSP and Paley Rothman will be our Presenting Partners and Sponsors of our 2017 programming and Venture Challenge.  All of our Showcase Pitch & Panel events will culminate in one winning founder taking home $20,000 in cash and a suite of prime start-up services. Learn more below about our schedule of events for the year and the Venture Challenge below. 


Venture Challenge

Win over $20,000 in cash plus other essential startup services

Ready, Set, Pitch.  
Pitching at any Showcase event this year puts you in the running to win our Venture Challenge.  These are the steps you need to take to compete for the Grand Prize this year:

  1. Online Application: Apply online to present at a Pitch & Panel Showcase.  Select “DC” as your city in order to be eligible for this competition. 
  2. Semifinalist Showcases:  If you are chosen to present at one of the first two showcases, you will deliver a two-minute pitch to our panel of investors and successful founders and then field questions from the panel.  Showcase events typically occur on weeknights and last for 2.5 hours.  The panel of experts will select two semifinalists from each of the first two Showcases who will advance to the Final Showcase on September 14th 2017. 
  3. Finalist Showcase: If you win your semifinalist showcase, you will prepare a short deck (10 pages or less), which will be reviewed in advance by the judging panel.  Finalists will then deliver an updated three-minute pitch to an all-star panel of industry experts and investors at the September 14th showcase. The winner will be announced after a short deliberation by the judges.  

2017 Events

Venture Committee

The Venture Committee is an external group formed to review all applicants and select exceptional female founders as semifinalists for the Vinetta Project’s 2017 Showcase Series. The committee is made up of 12 local venture funds and angel investment groups that are committed to advancing women in technology and entrepreneurship

When you apply for our Venture Challenge, our investor committee will review and rate your applications. They will also have the opportunity to mark your company as a potential investment for their fund, and to get in touch if they think they may be interested in investing now or in the future. 


Presenting Sponsor


Sponsors & Partners