astia-event-img37Click here to apply to Astia. Your application will be screened through the Astia Expert Sift™.

Ongoing funding opportunities include access to Astia Angels, Astia Venture Showcases and direct introductions to investors along the way.

Process and Timing:

1. Criteria Screen:  Visionary companies at any stage, across all sectors with a woman in a position of leadership who holds equity and executive influence. Time frame: 1-3 weeks.

2. Industry Screen: Experts with 15+ years of related industry experience assess for proof of concept, defensible advantage, competitive strength, qualification of team, size of market opportunity, and overall likelihood of success. Time frame: 1-4 weeks.

3. Operations Screen:  Virtual presentation, including active Q&A, to executives and serial venture-backed entrepreneurs (known as the Astia C-Suite Committee). They assess for growth potential, strength of team, operations, and readiness for investment. Time frame: 1-2 weeks

4. Investor Screen: If company is identified as ready for venture capital,  it is invited to present at a Venture Showcase. Direct introductions are made to interested investors. If company is ready for Angel investment, the company is flagged for Astia Angels to consider.  Time frame: varies by company

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Your Venture’s Growth?

If your startup meets Astia’s qualification criteria,
and you think your women-led team has what it takes to be a
stand-out supernova, then apply to Astia today!