& Girls on Entrepreneurship
Junior Judges award $5,000 to Inirv at WFN Fast Pitch
The 2019 Junior Judge program welcomed 16 girls between the ages of 12-17 to participate as "venture capitalists for a day" at the Women Founders Network 2019 Fast Pitch. The girls studied each of the ten finalists' companies, watched their live pitches, and asked insightful questions. Then they voted to select their winner - Akshita Iyer, CEO of Inirv, which uses plug-and-play smart hardware to bring safety and simplicity to the kitchen.
Since 2014, the Junior Judge program has educated more than 90 girls through event outings to meet with women business leaders, interactive online learning, and workshops teaching the fundamentals of business.
"The Junior Judge program exposed my daughter to phenomenal women leaders. By hearing their stories and struggles, interacting with them in their workplaces, and learning from them about entrepreneurship, my daughter was profoundly inspired."
Parent of Junior Judge, 2018