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.
Pitching Cofounder: Christine Schindler
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
Pitching 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.