What is a Pitch Competition?
A pitch competition is a contest where entrepreneurs present their business (service/product) to a panel of judges in hopes of winning capital (funds) to support their business. Companies are judged on clarity, market opportunity, and traction to date.
When is the Pitch Competition?
November 15, 2:00- 5:30pm EST.
Who is eligible to participate?
All are welcome to apply. Preference will be given to YWCA program participants and historically underserved founders.
I just turned in my application. What is next?
2023 in the pitch competition on Nov. 15, 2:00 – 5:30 pm EDT.
How many finalists get to pitch?
Up to 5 finalists will be chosen. Nov. 15, 2:00 – 5:30 pm EDT. , finalists will present to a panel of judges.
Can I apply if my business still needs to be registered?
No. All businesses will need to be incorporated and have an EIN.
I have a business idea, but I have yet to launch it. Can I still apply?
Only businesses that are incorporated may apply.
Does my business need to be in the United States?
What are the pitch competition prizes?
$25,000 in cash prizes.
What types of businesses is the competition looking for?
We are seeking startup and growth businesses with the potential for success.
How do I apply?
You can Apply Here/Aplicar Aqui
Is the application available in any language other than English?
Yes, the application is also available in Spanish.
Do I need to create a log in?
No. Just Click Here/Clic Aqui to start your application.
Is there an application fee?
No, the application is 100 percent FREE.
When does the application close?
The application closes October 19, 2021, 11:59 PM ET. No applications will be accepted after this time.