Opportunities and Grants for Women Entrepreneurs

WBENCPitch is a signature WBENC program featuring a series of pitch competitions and educational sessions to help WBEs hone their business pitch, gain meaningful exposure, and compete for grants and other prizes to invest in their business.

Congratulations to the 2023 WBENCPitch MOMENTUM Winners!

KUSHAE – 1st Place Winner | $50K Prize Winner

Bim Bam Boo – 2nd Place Winner | $20K Prize Winner

The 2023 WBENCPitch National Competition was  BACK for 2023!

Stay tuned for 2024 WBENCPitch Competition details in Q2 2024

2023 WBENCPitch National Competition

National Semi-Finals Competition
2023 RPO First Round Competitions (completed)

WBENC is excited to share that we will again be partnering with our 14 Regional Partner Organizations to deliver the national 2023 WBENCPitch Momentum Competition, brought to you by FedEx and PepsiCo. The competition will be open to ALL WBENC-Certified WBEs.

Thanks to the support from FedEx and PepsiCo, the 2nd place winner will be awarded $20K, and the grand prize winner will walk away with $50K!

The 2023 WBENCPitch | First Round Competitions are being hosted by your Regional Partner Organization (RPO).

We cannot stress this enough (and our WBENCPitch WBEs can attest to this), the prize money is just 1 of the MANY benefits of participating in WBENCPitch.The experience, the relationships, the judge’s feedback, the visibility and the exposure for your business are TRULY PRICELESS.

2023 WBENCPitch brought to you by
Upcoming Academy Sessions
Highlights from WBENCPitch Competitions
WBENCPitch Finals 2022
Benefits of Participating in WBENCPitch
"The WBENCPitch competition was one of the main things that changed the trajectory of our business Nerdbugs. I initially entered the contest to improve my public speaking skills and work on my pitch to get feedback. Much to my delight I made it to the national WBENCPitch contest in 2022 in Washington, DC. It was an incredible event to be able to get our brand on the eyes of key decision-makers at major retailers and corporations. WBENC also creates an atmosphere for collaboration and camaraderie and all of the national finalists were helping each other out during the competition. Participating in the WBENC pitch not only left me with connections and confidence but also meaningful lifelong friendships."
Ronak Mehta, MD
Founder & CEO, Nerdbugs
WBENCPitch Fall 2022: Highlighting a National Network of Innovation

The 2022 Fall WBENCPitch competition focused on identifying and spurring innovation and collaboration throughout the national WBENC network. WBENC teamed up with our Regional Partner Organizations to find the most innovative solutions possible. The WBENCPitch competition will include three (3) rounds of pitching and was open to all certified WBEs who fit the innovation criteria below.

In partnership with FedEx and PepsiCo, all WBENCPitch participants entered for a chance to win up to $20K in prize money to invest in their business thanks to our amazing program sponsors!

Participant Innovation Criteria:

  • Existing innovative product, service, or business solution that is ready for market or currently in market (not a future idea or endeavor seeking an investment).
  • Disruptor in their current market.
  • WBE has differentiated their business from standard offerings within their industry.
  • Innovative solution that solves a problem in a new/inventive way.

Congratulations to the 2022 WBENCPitch Winners, Finalists & all of the WBENCPitch WBE participants!


Accel Unite
Click & Carry, Inc.
FeaturesFirst Auto
Hacha Products Corp.
Life by Dallas Inc
Panic Panties

2021 WBENC Pitch Highlights

Learn more about the WBENCPitch: Sustainability competition here.

The WBENCPitch: Sustainability Winners have been chosen! Congratulations Neowaste and The Cactus Water Co.!

Grand Prize Winner: Neowaste

Learn More About Neowaste

Runner Up: The Cactus Water Co.

Learn More About Cactus Water

My experience in competition in the WBENCPitch tournament was amazing. The ability to connect with fellow WBEs as we cheered each other on in our pivot journey created a moment that I will always remember. Because I took the bold step, I was able to experience an awesome opportunity.
Domonique Townsend
Founder, We Optimize Work
Subscribe and check back soon for more information about our 2023 WBENCPitch National Competition Semi-Finals and Finals, following RPO Regional Competitions. 
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