RPO Regional Pitch Competition

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Three winners per region will be selected to compete in the WBENC National semi-finals and be invited to attend the WBENC invitation only November National Finals! WBEC Greater DMV and Metro NY will be hosting a Women-Owned business pitch competition. The 2022 regional pitch competition will provide our Women-Owned Businesses (WBE) with the opportunity to hone their pitch skills in a safe environment and market to corporate members and fellow WBEs.

Pitch Criteria:

  • Participant must be a WBENC-Certified WBE whose certification is in good standing.
  • Participant fits the following 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 solves a problem in a new/inventive way.
  • Applicant must be a female owner of the company.
  • If the innovative solution is a result from a joint venture between multiple WBE companies, the application must be submitted on behalf of only one of the WBE companies.

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