3 Women-led Startups That Are Changing Their Industries

Note: I want to make sure that people realize that my women in tech initiative is the creative product of Allyson Kapin and Justyn Hintze from Women Who Tech and Rad Campaign. They articulate what I believe and make it happen. /Craig

Hey, many of you have probably already heard, but 10 startup finalists were selected from a pool of over 400 to compete in the Women Startup Challenge at LinkedIn on June 14th.

The audience at the Challenge voted in-person for their favorite pitch on one of our sponsors platforms, The Audience Awards, and IBM awarded $120K in cloud services and entry into IBM's Global Entrepreneur Program. The Audience Choice Award the night of the Challenge went to Blendoor, a blind recruiting app that hides the candidate name and photo to circumvent unconscious bias and facilitate diversity.

Two more Audience Awards by IBM were awarded to the two startups who had the most votes by June 20th.

  • Entry Point VR provides cross-platform distribution and analytics for virtual reality content.

  • ClearVest Advisers is a fintech alternative investment platform, providing access to established and emerging managers with lower investment minimums.
  • You can re-watch all of the pitches from the Women Startup Challenge at LinkedIn here.

    Make sure to check out all the startups who participated in the Women Startup Challenge, and support 'em if you're able. They're the real deal.