She Loves Tech 2017 Global Initiative Launches

She Loves Tech is a global initiative showcasing the convergence of the latest trends in technology, entrepreneurship, innovation and the opportunities it creates for women.

Jointly founded by Lean In China and Tech Rock, this year, the She Loves Tech initiative will kick off with a global startup competition held in multiple locations across the world, with the finals held during an international conference in Beijing, China. Each round’s finalist will participate in a boot camp co-organized by Chinaccelerator. She Loves Tech’s goal is to provide a platform for international and Chinese tech companies, investors, entrepreneurs, startups and consumers together, to promote technology for women and women in technology.


The She Loves Tech Global Startup Competition is designed to give the world’s most promising women entrepreneurs and women-impact startups a unique opportunity to showcase their businesses to a global audience of investors and influencers from the tech community. She Loves Tech China 2017 will be held in Beijing on August 13, 2017.

At each round of competition, startups will be judged by an all-star panel of tech investors and executives looking to discover early-stage startups that are impactful, innovative, scalable, and have strong founding teams. Additionally, Teja Ventures, a venture capital fund with a gender lens, SOSV, #1 in VC seed funding for female-founded startups (TechCrunch), and other affiliate funds of the She Loves Tech global initiative will also be actively looking to invest in women impact startups from the competition.  

The top team from each China round will receive:

•Spot to pitch on international stage at finals in Beijing, China (September 16, 2017)

•Week-long boot camp (September 11-15, 2017) in Beijing, China consisting of talks and panels relating to globalization, the Chinese market and the latest technology trends, visits to leading tech companies, networking opportunities, and personalized pitch preparation workshops (accommodation covered)

•Pass to the She Loves Tech 2017 Conference in Beijing, China (September 16, 2017)

•A trip to Israel sponsored by the Israeli government to meet with top mentors and leading Israeli technology companies and special access to Israel's largest innovation festival DLD festival, held on September 1-3, 2017 (does not include flights, all ground expenses will be covered)

•2-months of rent free work space in selected Tech Temple locations

•Access to Overseas Talent Entrepreneurship Conference’s (OTEC) resources (including but not limited to visa, business establishment and investment matching support in Beijing, China)

•Opportunity to apply for the Phoenix Program grant of 100,000 RMB in Beijing’s Chaoyang District

•Listed in 36Kr Investor Assistant, one of China’s leading startup databases, which has access to 8000 investors

•Extensive media exposure including features in 36Kr, All China Tech, E27, ELLE and other leading media outlets etc.

•Automatic spot in the semi-finals of the 2017 Tencent Startup Competition

•Access to Plug and Play’s ecosystem (including well-known investment firms, corporate strategic partners and fortune 500 companies)

Mentorship with Chinaccelerator

•Other mentorship, networking and investment Opportunities

*More prizes to be announced soon

Our education partners for the boot camp include some of the leading players in China’s startup scene:



Plug and Play


Tsinghua x-lab


The She Loves Tech 2017 Global Startup Competition will have rounds in Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Pakistan, and Singapore. For information on our other rounds, please refer to

How to enter the competition?


1. STAGE: Seeking Angel, Seed or A round funding (under US$3m funding raised)


(a) At least one female entrepreneur in founding team who is using technology to solve a problem


(b) Any entrepreneur, male or female, who is using technology to impact women positively:

•Are a significant proportion of end-users or consumers female?

•Are products specifically designed with women users in mind?

•Does the product itself address a problem that disproportionately affects women?

Technology refers to:

The use of science and innovation to invent useful things or to solve problems. This extends beyond digital, information or internet-based technology and covers everything from hardware to the creation of new product and solutions to existing problems.

We are open to accepting startups from all industries, with a particular focus on startups in these verticals:

•Fin Tech (finance)

•Consumer Tech (e-commerce, big data)

•Med Tech (medicine)

•Edu Tech (education)

•Agri Tech (agriculture)

•Clean Energy

•Internet of Things

•B to B Solutions


For rounds in Mainland China, please register at by July 30, 2017.

For other rounds outside of Mainland China, please register at


Bringing innovators and change-makers from all over the world to Beijing, China, one of the leading global hotspots for tech innovation, the She Loves Tech 2017 Conference will consist of keynotes from leading executives, entrepreneurs and investors in the technology space, panels discussing key industry trends, curated breakout sessions and the finals of the She Loves Tech 2017 Global Startup Competition.

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, business executive, product owner, innovation lead, designer/developer or a tech enthusiast, our conference is designed to help you understand emerging technology trends and the impact and opportunities they create for women, and give you actionable insights that you can implement today for your business.

*The speaker lineup will be confirmed shortly.


Main Organizers:

Lean In China



Beijing Women’s International Center

International Organizing Partners:



EV Hive

Female Founders




Official Supporting Partners:

Israeli Government


Strategic Partners:

36Kr Investor Assistant

Entrepreneurial DNA


Plug and Play

Tech Temple

Teja Ventures

Tencent Westart


Strategic Media Partners:


All China Tech



PR Newswire

Technology Partner:


Event Partners:

Beijing Women’s Network


Girl Up

Global Co-Innovation Lab

MHS Innovation Forum

Sorority China

Startup Grind

Startup Digest