Join us for the 2018 Pitch & Prize Reception for StartHereNow 2018, the women's startup weekend.This is the culmination of the 3rd annual StartHereNow women's startup weekend.Join us to see ten outstanding women-led startups pitch & receive $50,000 in prizes! Open bar and light refreshments follow.Agenda3:00 - 5:00 pm:Competing startups give their final pitches & demonsrations in a high-energy format. Five minutes to pitch & demo, 3 minutes Q&A from judgesPrizes awarded5:00 pm - 5:30 pmReception, open bar & light refrehments2018 Judges: Gabriella Rowe | Managing Director, Station HoustonSamina Farid | Entrepreneur & InvestorBarbara Burger | President, Chevron Technology VenturesJuliana Garaizar | Angel Capital Association, Investment Committee at TMC Fund, Kauffman FellowStephanie Campbell | Managing Director, Houston Angel NetworkAmanda K. Edwards | Houston City Council, At-Large Position 4Diana Murakhovskaya | Co-Founder at Monarq / Investor / Advisor / Entrepreneur2018 Sponsors: Sustaining: Silicon Valley Bank Gold: Quorum SoftwareSilver: AECOM, ChevronBronze: OPEN Houston, Rice Alliance, Strahan CainIn-Kind: Vela Wood, Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, The Doerr Institute for New Leaders, KIT, Rebellion Photonics, Madhatter Coalition, Orange River Advisors, Rena O Productions, the City of Houston’s Office of Business Opportunity, Bonanza Marketing, Carbono Dev, Fifteen Media, Growthlii, and Nordstrom.About StartHereNowStartHereNow is a startup weekend for women. Part incubator, part pitch-day, brainstorming session and hackathon, we help you Start your business. Here. Now.Our mission is to create a supportive and collaborative environment where women can bring to life ideas that they are passionate about and build companies that solve big problems.FAQ:- The location for the finals is the Liu Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Rice University. - The Liu Lab is on the ground floor of the Cambridge Building on the Rice University Campus, located at the corner of Main and Cambridge Streets, Houston, TX 77005. - Parking is available in the basement of the Cambridge Building.- Please check in at the front desk upon arrival.- For more information, see www.startherenow.org.