Igniting Change at the 2023 Women’s Venture Summit

The Impact Seat Foundation
2 min readJun 5, 2023


We’re thrilled to announce our continued sponsorship of the highly anticipated Women’s Venture Summit and Women’s Fast Pitch, presented by our esteemed ecosystem partners, Stella. This remarkable event has already propelled female founders to new heights, raising an impressive $100M+ in funding to date.

The Women’s Venture Summit is a groundbreaking platform designed to amplify female founders’ access to capital and revolutionize the investor landscape by encouraging investments in female-led startups. Last year alone, this event united hundreds of visionary founders, funders, and catalysts from all corners of the United States, sparking meaningful connections and igniting change.

Read our 2022 recap here to learn more!

TISF Founder and Board Chair, Barbara Clarke, with the winner of the 2022 Women’s Fast Pitch: Wave Therapeutics

Women’s Fast Pitch

We’re kicking things off this August 2023 for five live pitch competitions featuring incredible female founders from across the United States.

The finalists from each region will advance to the national competition that will take place during the two-day Women’s Venture Summit 2023. Our CEO, Cheryl Contee, will join the Women’s Fast Pitch as a judge, lending her expertise and insights to this exhilarating series of events.

Women’s Venture Summit 2023

Once finalists are announced, we’ll head down to San Diego, CA from September 28–29 for the final pitch competition, which will happen in front of a live audience. Join us for two power-packed days filled with enlightening workshops, captivating panels, dynamic seminars, invaluable networking sessions, and so much more. Be ready to soak up wisdom from industry titans, connect with fellow trailblazers, and forge bonds that will fuel your entrepreneurial spirit.

Secure your tickets today and get ready to be inspired, empowered, and equipped to conquer new frontiers. Together, let’s ignite change, celebrate diversity, and usher in a future where female entrepreneurs thrive. The time is now, and the stage is set. Will you join us?

Grab your tickets today!



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