Paris, France

Hub Bpifrance, 8 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris

October 7th

Starting at 7pm

10 finalists

Europe's top female entrepreneurs

Exclusive prizes

Offered by our partners: SxSW, Web Summit, TechCrunch & more



There are some of the awesome people you will be able to see at our event.

Speaker 1

Clara Gaymard

President, RAISE endowment fund

Speaker 2

Hermione Way

Co-Founder of Vibease

Speaker 2

Mollie Spilman

Chief Revenue Officer, CRITEO

Speaker 2

Bedy Yang

Managing Partner at 500 startups

Speaker 2

Pascal Latouche

Director Orange Fab France, the Orange France startup accelerator

Speaker 2

Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten

Serial Entrepreneur, Co-founder & CEO of The Next Web

Speaker 2

Laurie Segall

CNNMoney tech reporter

Speaker 2

Olina Sverrisdottir

TechOlina Founder

Speaker 2

Manon Van Hoorebeke

European Digital Girl of the year 2014




The Lady Pitch Night is the biggest pan-European competition for female-founded startups by Girls in Tech & Orange. 2015 marks the 5th edition of the event and we already believe it the be our most exciting edition yet! (speakers and jury members name very soon

Last year, we received applications from 22 different countries, including France, the UK, Ireland, Luxemburg, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Turkey, Israel, Finland, Bulgaria, Latvia, Denmark, Estonia, Armenia and more.

10 finalists will be invited to Paris to pitch before our expert jury on October 7th.

The finalists will all walk away with tickets to Europe's hottest tech conferences. Last year, those were including LeWeb (9-11 Dec.), The Summit (Dublin) and The Europas.

A rare opportunity to discover the best female startups in Europe. Don't miss out!

Watch last year's edition, hosted by The Family

Last year's winner: Gulnaz Khusainova, CEO & Founder of Easysize

Gulnaz Khusainova, CEO & Founder of Danish startup EasySize, won the 2014 Lady Pitch Night. She won a free ticket to LeWeb Paris (2014) and a chance to present her startup on the startup stage (where she ended at the second place!), tickets to Dublin Web Summit (2014) and tickets to The Europas (2015).

More on last year's edition on our blog (in French), or on GIT's blog

There were 4 additional finalists from Romania, the UK, France and Ireland.

Lady Pitch Night 2014

Making female entrepreneurs more visible

Everyone in the industry knows that women are a minority. But we're here to change that. Girls in Tech & Orange are teaming up with LeWeb, The Summit, The Europas and more to provide a unique opportunity for Europe's top female entrepreneurs to gain more exposure and visibility. So get ready to see a lot more female entrepreneurs at European tech conferences!

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Sheryl Sandberg's speech for Girls in Tech and the Lady Pitch Night

Last year's speakers included:

  1. Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook
  2. Joanna Shields, served as Digital Adviser to UK Prime Minister
  3. Mike Butcher, TechCrunch
  4. Reshma Sohoni, Seedcamp
  5. Brenda O’Connell, Twitter EMEA
  6. Éliane Fiolet, Ubergizmo

Get in touch

If you want to know more about the 4th edition of the Lady Pitch Night or Girls in Tech Paris, you can subscribe to our weekly newsletter or follow us on Twitter or Facebook. Please adress any question through Twitter, we reply fast.


  • Who are Girls in Tech?

    Want to know about us?

    Girls in Tech is an international network that seeks to promote and support women in technology and entrepreneurship. The network was launched in 2007 by Adriana Gascoigne in San Francisco. 

    Today Girls in Tech has numerous chapters around the world, including in Nothern America, Latin America, Asia, Africa and Europe. 

    In Europe, Girls in Tech has chapters in France, the UK, Romania, Italy, Luxemburg and The Netherlands.

  • What startups can apply for the Lady Pitch Night?

    Can I apply?
    In order to qualify for the Lady Pitch Night, you must meet 3 criteria:
    1) you must have your headquarters based in a European country (includes Israel),
    2) you must have a female amongst the founders of your company
    3) you must have 3-36 months of existence as a business entity.
  • What is the Lady Pitch Night?

    Tell me more about the event

    The Lady Pitch Night is an event founded by Girls in Tech & Orange in 2011. The event strives to give visibility to the best female entrepreneurs in Europe.

    European female-founded startups can apply for the Lady Pitch Night online. The top 5 startups are selected by an expert jury to come to a final pitch competition in Paris. All finalists and the winners walk away with top prizes provided by our partners LeWeb, Web Summit, The Europas and more.

  • What if I am selected as a finalist or a winner?

    What are the prizes?

    10 startups will be selected as finalists and invited to pitch in Paris on October 7, 2015.

    As a finalist, you will receive 1 free ticket to LeWeb Paris (2014) and a chance to present your startup on the startup stage, 2 tickets to Dublin Web Summit (2014) and 2 tickets to The Europas (2015).

    If you are selected as the winning startup, you will also win a demo space for LeWeb, Dublin Web Summit and the Europas. 

    AND… just when you thought it couldn't get any better, as the winner of the competition you will also automatically become one of the semi-finalists in the LeWeb startup competition.