Opportunities Open Doors: WBENCPitch at the 2019 National Conference & Business Fair

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Do you have the winning pitch?


Don’t miss the opportunity to pitch your business during WBENCPitch, presented by PepsiCo, a large, tournament-style elevator pitch competition for WBENC-Certified Women's Business Enterprises (WBEs) taking place June 25-27, 2019 at the 2019 WBENC National Conference & Business Fair.

PepsiCo will generously present the WBE with the winning pitch a grand prize of $15,000 and strategic mentoring provided by WBENC in partnership with PepsiCo.

How it Works

  • Eighty women entrepreneurs will deliver their best 90-second elevator pitch to a panel of judges from around the WBENC network.

  • Twenty competitors will move on to the semi-finals for a second round of pitching, this time with two minutes to pitch and a short Q&A with the judges.

  • Four competitors will make it to the final round on Thursday, where they will have three minutes to deliver their best pitch live onstage during a conference general session. 

How to Apply


We encourage all WBENC-Certified WBEs to apply.

Applications are due by Friday, May 24, 2019.

To participate, you must be:  

  • A WBENC-Certified Women's Business Enterprise in good standing. 

  • The female owner of the company. 

  • Registered for the National Conference & Business Fair (will a Full Conference registration) by Friday, May 24, 2019. (Note: No registration refunds will be granted if you are not selected to participate in the WBENCPitch.)

  • Ready to pitch your current business, not a future endeavor or innovation. 

  • Agree to tournament rules and regulations

After May 24, 2019, a closed committee at WBENC will select the final participants. The official list of first round participants will be announced in early June.

Opportunity Details

  • What: WBENCPitch, presented by PepsiCo

  • When: June 25-27, 2019

  • Where: Baltimore, Maryland

  • How to Apply: Learn more and apply here. Applications due by May 24, 2019.

Learn More

Learn more at conf.wbenc.org/wbencpitch

Posted on May 10, 2019 and filed under Opportunities Open Doors.