The WBENC Collegiate Accelerator, previously the WBENC Student Entrepreneur Program, is a premier startup program that fosters growth for the next generation of female founders and women-owned businesses. WBENC is proud to invest in the next generation of Women’s Business Enterprises through the support of WBENC Corporate and Government Members.
The fifteen 2022 Collegiate Accelerator founders, as well as five select 2021 program alums, will have the opportunity to highlight their products and services in the Collegiate Accelerator Showcase in Hall 1 at Booth #623, during the following dates and times:
- Thursday, 6/7 | 1:30pm – 3:30pm
- Wednesday, 6/8 | 11:30am – 2:30pm
- Wednesday, 6/8 | 2:45pm – 4:45pm
- Thursday, 6/9 | 1:30pm – 3:30pm
The 2022 Collegiate Accelerator cohort will also participate in a two-round Pitch Competition showcasing these amazing founders, during which they will compete for $20,000 in seed capital cash prizes. The preliminary round will take place Wednesday, 6/8, from 3:30pm – 4:30pm on the Yellow Stage in Hall 1. Five finalists will move forward and compete onstage during Thursday’s Celebratory Dinner. We encourage conference attendees to look out for these female entrepreneurs and support their businesses!
To learn more about the 15 founders making up the 2022 Collegiate Accelerator cohort, please visit our blog post announcement.