It’s the American Idol of Boss Lady Tech-Startups. And You Don’t Want to Miss This at Nasdaq


Live from Nasdaq on March 5, is the ‘American Idol’ for women-in-tech.

One will win. Four will lose. It’s the ‘American Idol’ of women in tech startups where you get to decide which of the finalists go home with more than just a check in their pocket.

The future is most definitely female and two-months into 2020, events such as Quesnay, Inc.’s 3rd annual Female Founders in Technology which takes place this Wednesday at Nasdaq’s MarketSite in New York. Nasdaq is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary of providing iconic bell ceremonies and impactful Times Square advertising, to inspiring events and live-media executions.

The competition recognizes and supports women-led startups and awards them with money, mentorship, education, and introductions to potential business partners. But aside from the reward, Quesnay, Inc. is a women-led consultancy, bringing together over 100 women-led startups, from 35 countries across the globe. 

Focusing on this year’s global goal to bridge the gap between women and enterprise, Quesnay, Inc.’s co-founder and president, Jennifer Byrne, wants all attendees to know the company’s purpose in bridging this gap between traditional firms and startups. It’s about ensuring young businesses find ways to work with leaders who literally do the impossible and thrive in damaged markets. The company prides itself in playing “matchmaker” between new female entrepreneurs and coveted resources through events like Female Founders in Technology and other “pitch” styled competitions. 

And the lucky ladies? 

  • AgriLedger’s Genevieve Leveille
  • clinicPesa’s Sharon Anyango
  • HomeZada’s Elizabeth Dodson
  • Stratyfy’s Laura Kornhauser
  • TomoCredit’s Kristy Kim

With Round 1 of the competition complete, these five finalists of the competition are now battling to answer the following question: 

“How might startups with market-ready solutions collaborate with financial services firms (non-insurance) to address key technology opportunities in the industry today?”

The lucky ladies will be making their appearance at the climax of the competition to present their dynamic pitches to a panel of executive corporations, whom are all sponsoring, including, but not limited to Presenting Sponsor, Wells Fargo, Supporting Sponsor Discover Global Network, Contributing Sponsor Valley Bank, and Venue Partner Nasdaq in New York City.

But if you take a closer look at the list of sponsors, you will find all have one thing in common—all are veteran leaders when it comes to money handling. 

Not only will the winner develop relationships with these finance gurus, but to the “badass” boss lady who wins will also be up, front, and center for Quesnay, Inc.’s partners to witness—Google, PayPal, Salt, The Tai Group, and Alley.

The potential for brand alignment here will certainly allow for the winner to begin making her mark in the ruthless world of startups in today’s digital age. 

And to the five finalists, we wish you all the best of luck. For those interested in attending the event in New York and/or learn more about it, you can always RSVP here.


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