Inaugural Fire Pitch Competition

Inaugural Fire Pitch Competition

Funding disparities for women-led startups is a global issue. Only 10% of all global investor money goes to women-led startups, yet women-led companies yield a 35% higher return than those led by men.

Houston we have a problem!

Calling Innovative Women!

The Inaugural IGNITE Fire Pitch Competition will spotlight the nation’s best women-led digital health startups on October 19th, 2017  at the Texas Medical Center Innovation Institute.  The Pitch Competition will connect women entrepreneurs with potential health system customers, investors, and advisors, while strengthening the healthcare innovation ecosystem.

Ten finalists will pitch to compete for amazing prizes, including the $15,000 TMCx convertible note grand prize. In addition to prizes and exposure to the vibrant Texas Medical Center, our partners and sponsors will be offering opportunities for mentorship, coaching, media features, and technology support.

To keep with our mission of supporting women led/women owned organizations, organizations must have at least one female founder or c-level female decision maker, and be operating for twelve months or more. All entries must be received by August 19th, 2017 in order to qualify.

The IGNITE Fire Pitch Competition is proudly presented by the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce’s IGNITE Healhcare Network, and powered by the Texas Medical Center Innovation Institute (TMCx) and Houston Technology Center (HTC)

More Information & Registration


October 19, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm



2450 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX 77021

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