A promotional image created by Stella Foundation, announcing the Ceemo's Founder & CEO, Heather Lawver, is a Regional Semifinalist in the Stella Foundation Women's Fast Pitch Competition! The image shows a portrait of Heather Lawver, a white woman with excessively curly reddish brown hair, wearing a red gathered blouse & rainbow glasses. Below her is her name and the Ceemo lightbulb logo. Next to her is a silhouette of the United States, with the northeast region circled. Stella logo and promotional image used with permission.

We’re thrilled & honored to announce that we’re regional semifinalists in theWomen’s Fast Pitch Competition presented by Stella! This prestigious national pitch competition showcases the talents of 5 to 6 female founders per region, vying for cash, prizes, and the opportunity to compete live at the finals, taking place at the Women’s Venture Summit on September 25-27th in sunny San Diego, CA.

Whoever wins the ultimate national prize will walk away with a minimum of $50,000 in grants, investment, and services. That includes $25k in legal services from Holland & Knight, $5k grant minimum, $10k minimum investment from She Invests, and more! That’s just the beginning, as the prize package will continue to grow as we get closer to the summit event in September.

Our Founder, Heather Lawver, will be competing for the Northeast region on May 30th, taking place live online. It’s free to attend & we hope you’ll be able to join us, cheering on Heather and the other spectacular semifinalists!

We’re especially excited to see that several other friends & clients from our initial pilot phase have also made it to the semi-finals, including Dr. Jen Fry competing alongside us in the Northeast region! It’s always a great feeling to see founders we’ve worked with continue to succeed & shine bright on pitch stages everywhere.

A promotional image showing the five regional northeast semifinalists for the Stella Women's Fast Pitch Competition! From left to right, top to bottom, the semifinalists are Dr. Jen Fry, Joanna Shu, Maria Boustead, Heather Lawver, and Nathalya Mamane!
The Stella Foundation Logo
The logo for the Womens Venture Summit.
A handwritten note that reads "Thank  you! -Heather"

Our deepest thanks to everyone at Stella for this fabulous opportunity, for putting on such an exciting event, and for all of their tireless efforts to uplift female founders throughout the startup ecosystem. We’ve seen firsthand just how hard you work to make the entire venture space a better, more inclusive place. Please know you are greatly appreciated for all you do!

Best wishes to all of the amazing ladies competing nationwide! We can’t wait to see you on May 30th and — fingers crossed — in San Diego this September!

Don’t forget to click the button to register to attend May 30th, and all the other thrilling regional semifinal competitions along the way! We can’t wait to see there.