Junior Judge Program
The work of Women Founders Foundation builds upon the Junior Judge program of the Women Founders Network (WFN) Fast Pitch, a yearly competition in Los Angeles for women entrepreneurs. Since 2014, the program has educated more than 90 teen and preteen girls about entrepreneurship through interactive online reading assignments, workshops teaching the fundamentals of business, and their participation in the annual WFN Fast Pitch Event as “venture capitalists for a day” to vote for their favorite company and present a sponsored cash award to their winner.
The Junior Judges walk away from the experience feeling confident, inspired, and motivated, knowing there is a strong community of women available to support them in achieving their goals.
To learn more about the Women Founders Network, including information about the annual Fast Pitch competition, please visit https://www.womenfoundersnetwork.com/.
2019 Junior Judge Application
The application period closed July 1, 2019.
Girls in grades 6-12 were invited to apply. (Applicants should be in 6th grade as of the 2018-2019 school year.)
Application dates for 2019: May 1-July 1
Important Dates in 2019
May 1-July 1: Junior Judge applications accepted
Early July: Junior Judges notified of status
July-September: Junior Judges partake in a variety of digital learning and in-person events, such as "Meet the CEO" events, webinars, and networking/social opportunities.
October 30: Women Founders Network Fast Pitch Event at UCLA