Past Event

{WiSTEM} C8 Showcase

Following 12 weeks of hard work and a rigorous curriculum, we are excited to highlight the eighth WiSTEM cohort. Please join us as the current cohort takes the stage to present their businesses to the Chicago community. We will celebrate these amazing companies over pitches, networking, and delicious food and drink from a few of our favorite ChiBuys caterers.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM (Central Standard Time)
1871 Auditorium

WiSTEM is 1871’s 12-week pre-accelerator for female founders that was founded as part of the Google for Entrepreneurs’ #40Forward initiative. WiSTEM now has 86 portfolio companies that have collectively raised $7 million in capital and created over 200 jobs. That success is due to a variety of factors: a strong curriculum which focuses on capital, community and technology resources, and strong partnerships with marquee organizations.


5:30PM - Doors Open & Networking

6:00PM - Opening Remarks

6:15PM - Presentations

7:30PM - Networking

WiSTEM Participating Startups


Book+Main is the next-generation platform for how readers find books and authors find readers.

DesignerShare LLC

DesignerShare is a community that allows women to rent their designer clothing and accessories to one another

Explore Interactive

Explore Interactive brings together the delight of tabletop card games and the magic of augmented reality technology to provide inquiry-based learning and creative building in STEM subject areas.


Floracracy has created the first online platform focused on user-personalized flowers.


KNTXT Group is revolutionizing the way we experience real estate not yet built. Using interactive VR technology, our platform allows prospective buyers and tenants to virtually walk through and explore every corner of a future property long before it is built.


poolside is a new staffing platform for restaurants that attracts and retains talent by giving them more control over their schedule and gives restaurants a continuous pipeline of talent through it’s labor marketplace.

Raven Intel

Raven Intel is a free online community that helps customers find, hire and review the perfect HR consulting partner for their HR software project.

High Five Movement

High Five Movement is a real-time, positive only feedback platform that allows customers to “high five” customer-facing employees to reinforce and reward high quality service.

Tobogo Therapies LLC

Tobogo Therapies is a comprehensive pediatric speech therapy solutions provider that allows parents to source, book, check insurance, and pay for in-home pediatric speech therapy services via a user-friendly online interface.


vPeer is first-to-market with an evidence based peer-to-peer platform to Match-Meet-Mentor, and Make Greater Impact.

{WiSTEM} C8 Showcase
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