Do you have a product or product prototype you are looking to scale?

Would $10,000 cash and experts in packaging, supply chain management, digital marketing, retail sales, customer experience, and D2C help?

Get ready for the CAPAX Accelerator Program event, Smart Tank, hosted by WBENC and sponsored by CAPAX Ventures, a subsidiary of Accel Inc., Smart Tank is your opportunity to pitch your product or idea and win cash, free consulting, and the infrastructure of a suite of support around your brand — so you can focus your energy and capital on growth activities.

About this Opportunity

The CAPAX Accelerator program is partnering with inventors to provide immediate infrastructure and support around great ideas. With facilities and technology in place to operate a business and a team with deep experience in branding, marketing, sales, finance, customer experience, and supply chain, CAPAX instantly turns your product into a company.

The CAPAX thesis is that too many people secure funding but then are forced to burn through it on risky and non-growth activities. By showing up with a blend of cash and (more importantly) infrastructure and support, CAPAX helps brands grow more faster and more efficiently.

How do I participate?

All WBENC-Certified WBEs and female founder friends of WBENC entrepreneurs are encouraged to apply!

  • Complete the application before March 15 
  • On March 22, we will notify ten (10) finalists to participate in a live virtual pitch competition on March 30 during the WBENC 2021 Focus on the Future event series.
  • On April 9, a panel of judges from WBENC and CAPAX will announce the winners via video message!

Winners will receive: 

  • 1st place: $20,000 value including a $10,000 cash grant, professional consulting services most beneficial to your business, and where there is a good fit, there could be a potential investment with CAPAX Ventures.
  • 2nd Place: $5,000 value including a $2,500 cash grant and professional consulting services.

The CAPAX Smart Tank Pitch Competition will take place on March 30 as part of the WBENC 2021 Focus on the Future event series.

While registration for the event is not required to participate in the pitch competition, we encourage you to join us for a full month of programming, featuring more than 30 virtual sessions50+ expert speakers, access to an exclusive virtual networking and event platform, inspirational celebratory events, executive education, and more.

Explore the full event schedule, session details, and attendee pricing information at wbenc.org/march2021. 


About CAPAX Ventures

CAPAX is rewriting the venture playbook. As a subsidiary of Accel Inc., a WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) co-packing and manufacturing company in Columbus, Ohio, CAPAX is partnering with inventors to provide immediate infrastructure and support around great ideas.

With facilities and technology in place to operate a business and a team with deep experience in branding, marketing, sales, finance, customer experience and supply chain CAPAX instantly turns your product into a company. The CAPAX thesis is that too many people secure funding, but then are forced to burn through it on risky and non-growth activities. By showing up with a blend of cash and (more importantly) infrastructure and support CAPAX helps brands grow faster and more efficiently.

Scale Your Brand. Accelerate Your Dreams.
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    Hi,

    I am not WBENC Certified but I have been involved in 3 WBENC competition; am I eligible to apply?

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