This week, Women 2.0, the media company at the intersection of women, entrepreneurship and technology, will be hosting the Women 2.0 Conference 2013 Las Vegas edition.
The conference will be introducing up-and-coming trends in innovation, featuring founders and investors exploring their visions for the future of work, life and play. One of the highlights of the program is PITCH, a startup competition, for early-stage ventures from around the world. All of the companies in the contest are required to have a female in the founding team.
Meet the finalists
Founded by Cynthia Schames, is Etsy for Plus Size connecting the underserved Plus Size shopper directly with indie designers, boutiques and brands.
Founded by Jessica Brondo, is a college advisory platform to improve students’ chances of admission at their ideal universities.
Created by Jenna Fernandes, is the “OpenTable” for booking family care services, such as babysitting, pet care, tutoring & lessons, etc.
Co-founded by Jen Usmanova, offers a way for parents to find a daycare/preschool with search, reviews, photos, tuition rates, etc.
By Tina Tran Neville and Jocelyn Gamble, is “TurboTax for College Admissions,” maximizing user data for better school matches for students.
Founded by Morgan Giddings, captures your data when credit/debit cards are used, using data to identify the most relevant offers and deals.
Co-founded by Katelyn Lyster, allows you to expand your existing presentations to add dimensionality, transitions and interactivity. Easy-to-use, you can import PDFs from Dropbox, the Web, email or from another app.
Co-founded by Ally Downey, helps parents collect advice from friends about what they need for their family, i.e. strollers, sippy cups, apps, etc.
Founded by Steph Lawrence and Aashi Vel, connects travelers with vetted, local and authentic food experiences – from homemade meals to cooking classes – in people’s homes, around the world.
Co-founded by Mei Siauw, is a mobile marketplace for savvy moms to discover, buy and sell new and like-new kids items such as toys, clothes, baby gear and books. Totspot combines image based product discovery and commerce to provide moms with a joyful shopping experience right on your smartphone.