Felena Hanson, Hera Hub’s founder, coaches a member through the process of how to land an angel investor.

Liz is developing an online community platform where female motorcycle riders can not only connect with each other but also a place where women can find the perfect fit for apparel purchases.

If you’re looking to raise money for your start-up, this video might help you/

Here are several lists of female angel investors (do note, that these lists become out of date quickly).

Crunchbase – https://www.crunchbase.com/hub/female-founded-angel-investors
Pitchbook – https://pitchbook.com/blog/female-founders-and-investors-to-know
Female VC list – https://www.inc.com/essential-guide-venture-capital-women-founders.html

List of pitch competitions
With very few exceptions – don’t pay to be in a pitch competition

One note on building IP.  It’s often thought that you must have a patent to build value into a business.  The question came up – can I patent an algorithm?  
If you can break down your software algorithm into a series of mathematical steps and procedures that mechanize a process, then the algorithm shifts from “abstract idea” into the patentable “process” category. So, while an algorithm cannot be patented, you can patent the series of steps that lead to your algorithm.