InnovateHER pitch competition hosted by HQ Charlotte and COTERIE Company

May 16, 2017 · Charlotte, United States of America

HQ Charlotte Packard Place and COTERIE COMPANY, on behalf of the Small Business Administration, are excited to announce that they will serve as hosts for the 2017 InnovateHER Women’s Business Challenge!

JOIN us for the Pitch Competition on May 16th at 8am for an all-day affair, or APPLY NOW to present your innovative idea! Deadline to APPLY ends this FRIDAY, 4/28!

We are searching for innovative products and services that help impact and empower the lives of women and families. Through the competition, the U.S. Small Business Association (SBA) is seeking to amplify products or services that fill a need in the marketplace and have the potential for commercialization.

Entrepreneurs selected as winners in local competitions will advance to the semi-final round. From the pool of semifinalists, SBA will select up to 10 finalists who will be invited to the National InnovateHER: Innovating for Women Business Challenge to be held in mid-2017. The finalists will pitch their products and ideas to a panel of expert judges and compete for the top three awards and a total of $70,000 in prizes.

Requirements for Entry:
Business Plan (20 pages or less)
Slide Deck for 10 minute Pitch
Judging Criteria will include: 1) Potential for commercialization 2) Impact on the lives of women and families 3) Fills a need in the marketplace

For the full write up of the Challenge Details, visit the SBA website

View Previous Winners here

For questions please contact: [masked]

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