About

Pitch HearstLab: Texas is HearstLab’s first ever pitch competition, looking to fund the best high-growth, women-led startups in the South. HearstLab exclusively invests in women-led companies and provides founders intensive access to support and resources to accelerate the growth of their businesses.

Register to attend Pitch HearstLab: Texas in person using the link below. Finalists will pitch in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, June 23. Multiple startups may be selected for $100,000 investments.

Winners will receive a $100,000 investment from HearstLab, plus three months of hands-on support from HearstLab and the San Antonio Express News to help your company reach its goals in building the business, product and team. Investment and support are subject to due diligence and mutual agreement to terms.

To learn more about HearstLab, visit hearstlab.com

We invest in women led start-ups with:

  • A female founder as the decision maker

  • Tech-enabled businesses

  • Connectivity to a Hearst business or sector, including enterprise technology, data/analytics, fintech, healthcare, transportation and media

Timeline

  • April 15
    Semi-finalists selected
  • May 18
    Finalists notified
  • June 23
    Live pitch competition in San Antonio

Judges

Eve Burton
EVP & Chief Legal Officer, Hearst and Chairwoman of HearstLab
Cat Dizon
Co-Founder & COO, Active Capital
Mark Medici
Publisher, San Antonio Express-News
Mari Aguirre Rodriguez
Founder, OptIn

Emcee

Mary Ullmann-Japhet
Founder, Japhet Media

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