World’s Largest Startup Competition for Women and Technology

15 April 2024, George TownDigital Penang, a Penang State GLC is proud to announce its partnership with She Loves Tech, recognised as the world’s largest acceleration platform for women and technology. She Loves Tech is also a global platform with the commitment to close funding gap for women entrepreneurs. As the official appointed Malaysia level Key Selection Partner for the 2024 She Loves Tech Startup Global Competition in its 10th Anniversary, Digital Penang would like to invite women technology founders from all technology verticals
to participate in this competition.

Showcasing Women-led Malaysian Technology Companies to the World  

This partnership and competition are in line with the Malaysia’s objective to foster the nation as a hub for startups as recently lauded the Ministry of Economy and Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. The event also promotes the importance of gender inclusivity in particular featuring women tech founders in Malaysia. Digital Penang together with She Loves Tech would also invite all State and National government agencies and private entity involved in promoting women in tech to join in these collective efforts to showcase and encourage women-led Malaysian startups to join this global competition.

The competition will not only highlight Malaysia’s vibrant tech landscape but also stimulate economic activity and foster the development of innovative solutions with the potential to impact both local and global markets. 

 “The collaboration between She Loves Tech and Digital Penang as the official Key Selection Partner of Malaysia for the global competition is a testament to the Penang State Government’s commitment to push for greater awareness and inclusion of women in the technology space. This effort should not only be limited to Penang but broaden to the nation to provide opportunities for all women in the country to bring forth their innovation and solution that are making impact to the national economy,” stated YB Zairil Khir Johari, the Penang State EXCO for Infrastructure, Transport and Digital.

Opportunities for Global Exposure, Mentoring, Investment and Partnerships

To participate in She Loves Tech, entrants must be women-led tech startups with a gender lens, having received
seed funding under US$5M and possessing a minimum viable product beyond the conceptual stage.
Additionally, they must meet at least ONE of the following gender lens criteria:

➢ Founded by a woman

➢ Majority female users

➢ Majority female consumers

➢ Technology positively impacting women

Selected regional level participants will gain extensive exposure to a global audience and opportunities to
connect with an international network of mentors, partners and investors.

All eligible women tech and gender lens startups with substantial solutions that impact women in Malaysia are
invited to seize this transformative opportunity. For more details on the application process and to register for
the competition, please visit Application is now open from 22 April
to 30 May 2024.

ABOUT She Loves Tech

She Loves Tech is a global platform committed to closing the funding gap for women entrepreneurs, building
an ecosystem for technology, entrepreneurship and innovation that creates opportunities for women. We run
the world’s largest startup competition for women and technology, seeking out and accelerating the best
entrepreneurs and technology for transformative impact.

For more info, visit


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