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Now in its third year in Australia, seven-year-old She Loves Tech is a global platform committed to closing the funding gap for female entrepreneurs and now operates in 70 countries.
The platform also seeks out and accelerates the best entrepreneurs and technology for transformative impact, aiming to unlock over US$1 billion in capital by 2030 for women-led businesses. 
There were more than more than a hundred applications for She Loves Tech Australia, with 8 startups chosen for the final. To qualify, the company must have raised less than US$5 million, have reached MVP stage, with at least one female founder, a majority female users or consumers; or have developed tech designed to positively impact women.
The She Loves Tech Australia 2022: Pitch Final is at the Melbourne Connect in Carlton on Thursday, October 20, at 5pm.
The finalists will be pitching to a panel consisting of Australia’s leading investors from AirTree,  Blackbird, SquarePeg, Startmate, and Tractor, having been mentored over several weeks from experts at One Ventures, Investible, Dovetail, and Skalata.
The 2022 She Loves Tech Australia finalists span fintech, edtech, legaltech, the creator economy, and more.
They are:

She Loves Tech Australia ambassador Connie Ren said that the calibre of entries continues to surprise her each year.

This is the third year for Australian women-led or women-impact startups to participate in this global competition,” she said. 
“What surprises me is that tech-oriented startups get used to focusing too much on raising capital and scaling at all costs. But this year, instead of playing to win, I noticed many of the female founders have clear business models, firm appreciation of profitability, and a strong ability to extend the runway.

“Though there are many voices in the market saying the VC Tech investment declined dramatically during the past quarters, the big thing always comes after a downturn. By doing She Loves Tech Australia, we hope we can push more women entrepreneurs to the global stage to shine.”
The winner will go onto the global final with $500,000 in prize money up for grabs.
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He chaired industry lobby group Australian Business Ltd’s (now the NSW Business Chamber) environment committee during the Kyoto agreement era, back when mining execs were worried about cow farts.
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