Friends and Family Pitch Competition

A part of the Female Founders Summit, the Friends and Family Pitch competition is for female founders of early-stage tech and consumer startups for a $5K equity-free prize as well as 20 hours of startup coaching from the Beta Boom team.

About the Female Founders Summit

The Female Founders Summit is a virtual gathering bringing together investors and supporters of female entrepreneurs. 

The Summit will include the Friends and Family Pitch Competition as well as a pitch competition featuring the startups in the Women’s Startup Academy. 


Just Announced! The Finalists Pitching at the Friends and Family Competition

Culture Pilot

Culture Pilot allows tourists to experience virtual, self-guided tours at museums and attractions worldwide using image recognition technology. 

Free to Feed

Free to Feed allows mothers to easily test their breast milk or allergens using a convenient test strips and a mobile phone-enabled solution.


Memorē provides a communication solution for dementia patients living in residential care communities. 

Mira Therepeutics

Mira is a trauma support tool that acts as a grounding assistant when patients experience PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder) symptoms like flashbacks or dissociation.


Pairess is a female-founded brand on a mission to help womxn succeed in the workplace through stylish and functional apparel that makes your life easier.

About the Competition

The Friends and Family Pitch competition is meant to provide funding for female-led startups from across the nation that don’t have access to early-stage investment from their own  personal networks.

Ten startups will compete for equity-free prize money of $5,000 plus 20 hours of startup coaching from Beta Boom’s head coaches.

Participants will be chosen from a selective open-application process and given the opportunity to present their pitches in front of a panel of judges including representatives of the press, investors and notable founders. 

Female Founder Summit


Thursday, September 24th

6:00 PM CDT


Guest speaker to be announced soon.

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CDT


The nation-wide pitch competition for female-founded companies to win a prize of $5K.

Announcements of finalists will be released on 9/18

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