Pitch HearstLab

The pitch competition for women-led startups across the US.

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Pitch HearstLab in LA

For our next pitch event, HearstLab is coming to the West Coast.


May 9, 2023
2 - 5 PM PT


Le Merigot
Santa Monica, CA

Pitch HearstLab - Panelists

Eligible startups should have:


A female founder as the decision maker


A tech-enabled solution or offering


Connectivity to a Hearst business or sector, including enterprise technology, data/analytics, fintech, healthcare, transportation and media

Relevant Dates

Important dates to remember


Mar 1, 2023

Application due

Mar 23, 2023

Semi-finalists selected by

Apr 6, 2023

Finalists notified by
Live Pitch Event

May 9, 2023

Live pitch competition in Le Merigot, Santa Monica, CA
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What is pitch Hearstlab?

A new kind of pitch event

Pitch HearstLab is our pitch competition series where we aim to find and fund the best high-growth, women-led startups in the US. Our mission is to close the gap in venture capital funding for women by helping founders build healthy, sustainable and highly scalable businesses.

After applications are evaluated, finalists will be invited to pitch in-person in front of a live audience and our panel of esteemed judges. 

Winners will receive a $100,000 investment from HearstLab, plus three months of hands-on support to help your company reach its goals in building the business, product and team. Investment and support are subject to due diligence and mutual agreement to terms.

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