Celebrating Women’s Innovation: Announcing the Top 3 Winners of the SVB & StartupOS Women’s History Month Pitch Event

Following an exhilarating day of pitches and inspiration at the SVB Experience Center in San Francisco, we’re thrilled to announce the top 3 winners of our Women’s History Month Pitch Event sponsored by SVB & StartupOS. This event was not merely a competition but a dynamic celebration of talent, creativity, and empowerment in the spirit of Women’s History Month. Let’s honor the exceptional achievements of these outstanding entrepreneurs:

1st Place: Swella
Prize: $15,000

Brooke Hill

At Swella, we specialize in delivering innovative hair braiding services. Our braid salons boast cutting-edge robotics, including our patent-pending Unravl device, designed to streamline the unbraiding process and minimize time commitments.

2nd Place: ceemo.ai
Prize:  $12,000

Heather Lawver

At Ceemo.ai, our simple 5-step Brand Quiz generates strategic, data-backed brands & seamlessly applies them across all the marketing & pitch materials you need to launch your startup dreams.

3rd Place: 2X Health
Prize: $8,000

Kelly Lacob

2X Health is a pioneering platform dedicated to revolutionizing women’s health through advanced multi-omic profiling and personalized health solutions. Founded by experts in next-gen molecular diagnostics and digital health, our focus on women’s unique biological and physiological needs sets us apart, allowing us to track, monitor, and optimize health outcomes effectively.

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to these remarkable startups. Their visionary ideas and entrepreneurial spirit have truly set them apart.

A special mention to the other top 5 finalists, Joyce Medeiros, Investrio and Jodi McPherson, Work Simplr, who demonstrated exceptional innovation and dedication. Your contributions to this event have been significant, and we eagerly anticipate your continued success.

We’re also immensely grateful to our esteemed panel of judges. Your expertise and guidance were crucial in making this a fair and enriching experience for all.

As we reflect on this event, let’s continue to champion the spirit of innovation and diversity, celebrating the extraordinary accomplishments of entrepreneurs across all sectors.

Together, we’re not just supporting businesses; we’re fostering a community of impactful change-makers!

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