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Women Startup Challenge
2019 NYC

Grand Prize: Pathspot
May 29, 2019 at Google in New York City
PathSpot, an innovative hand-scanning system that eliminates the threat of foodborne illness, won the $50,000 grand prize.

Women Who Tech’s eighth Women Startup Challenge showcased 10 of the best early stage women-led startups in North America who are building products to solve big problems. The pitch competition was done in partnership with Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist and Craig Newmark Philanthropies, and was held at Google in New York City on May 29, 2019.

Grand Prize


Pitching Cofounder: Christine Schindler

Christine Schindler, cofounder Pathspot

PathSpot was awarded the grand prize of $50,000 for their innovative hand-scanning system that eliminates the threat of foodborne illness by instantly detecting invisible signs of bacteria and viruses that cause foodborne illness including Norovirus, E.coli, Listeria, Hepatitis A, and Salmonella.

Audience Choice Award

Good Call

Pitching Cofounder: Stephanie Yim

Good Call cofounder Stephanie Yim

The Audience Choice Award went to Stephanie Yim, cofounder of Good Call, who will receive $120,000 in cloud services from Google for establishing a centralized 24/7 arrest support hotline for those detained to provide legal support in under a minute.



Grand Prize
Cloud Services from Google
Critical Startup Services

Women Startup Challenge 2019 NYC Finalists

Anna Skaya
Rachna Dhamija
Gloria Kolb
Farm Fare
Cullen Naumoff & Laura Adiletta
Good Call
Stephanie Yim
Jasmine Edwards
Queen of Raw
Stephanie Benedetto
The Growcer
Alida Burke
Christine Schindler

Meet the Jury

Jen Wolf
COO and Partner, Initialized Capital
Jenny Fielding
Managing Director, Techstars New York and CoFounder, The Fund