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where startups get ahead

Applications are open for the next private pitch

What we're looking for

company formed

team established

idea
scaleable

proof of concept

What we expect

Having a solid startup is just one thing. What will speed up your she1K journey is a compelling video pitch and pitch deck that will get you closer to our network of corporate executive women, angel investors, and partners. 

Pitch Deck

Make sure to include all the details about your startup. It will help our members understand your business better.

  • Problem statement - Describe the problem you’re addressing.
  • Proposed solution - Your opinion on how to best solve this problem?
  • Market - How big is the addressable market and which target segment are you going to focus first?
  • Business model - How do you generate revenue? What is your pricing model and unit economics?
  • Customer / user - Who are they and how many customers do you have?
  • Go-to-market strategy - What is your plan to deliver your products / services to your customers? What is your competitive advantage?
  • Product / proof of concept - A demo / mockup of your product.
  • Product road-up/milestones - What is your vision for the next 3 years in terms of milestones?
  • Competitor analysis - A comparison of you and your competitors (strength, weakness).
  • Traction - What have you achieved so far? Current sign-ups, downloads, or user base.
  • Financial Overview - What are the expected revenues, expenses, and EBITDA 3 years out? How long will this round’s cash last?
  • Funding required - How much do you think you need and how are you going to spend it?
  • Team info - Who are in your team? Please include their credentials and why you think they are the right people for the job.
  • Legal status - Where are you based? Are you willing to relocate some or all of your team?

Video Pitch

Record a video pitch using Zoom screen recording. If necessary you may share slides and a demo of your product or service. Here are the things that we are looking for a video pitch.

1. What’s the problem you are solving?
2. What’s your solution?
3. What’s your traction so far?
4. What’s your business model?
5. Who is the team behind your startup and why do you think you are best to solve the problem?
6. Who’s your competition?
7. Who is your target market and what is your go-to-market strategy?
8. Give us a financial snapshot – revenue, burn breakdown.
9. What’s your ask and how will you use it? (show breakdown on slide)

Startup journey

she1K as an entity will take a 1% sweat equity for every startup that we invest in. It will be invested back to the pool for future startups. 

she1K may offer its corporate women executive members to join the startup’s board. In addition, a board seat is requested.*

Every investment cycle, she1K can accommodate 6-8 startups for each private pitch. 

We review pitch submissions on a rolling basis. Startups who qualify for the next private pitch will receive a notification via email.

* Having a she1K member on board provides diversity in representation but more importantly in the value of business strategy, company profile and more. The board seat member is subject to availability and interview with startups and fit of chemistry and expertise.

90% of startups fail

Why? Most startups lack good business domain mentorship in marketing, finance, and operations and industry-specific insights and championship. These, on top of other key reasons, bring a startup to failure.

she1K network is created to close this gap. The she1K network is not only here to help you raise funds, but champion your growth.

Our network of experienced senior executives comes from different industries and functional areas of excellence. They offer value that is unparalleled by other networks.

Apply by submitting a video pitch today.*

*Submitted video pitches will be evaluated by our council and network members. Only qualified ones will be posted on our startups page.

Are you ready?

Applications are on a rolling basis. Accepted video pitches will be featured on our portfolio page.

Startups that are not accepted will receive an email notification.

Please make sure it follows our guidelines above.
Upload a PDF version of your pitch deck using Google drive, generate a shareable link, and paste it here