Elyse Stoltz Dickerson, CEO of Eosera, Inc., got her start by winning a pitch competition which helped propel her business forward in the early days. Now, Eosera wants to pay it forward and give another female-led, Texas-based, smart, young company the same opportunity. With the help of our incredible partners, we are offering $10,000 to one lucky winner at the pitch event in November.
Congrats to the 3 Finalists!
The original applicants were narrowed to 10 semifinalists and three were selected to pitch to a live audience November 17th at UNT HSC Next Offices in Fort Worth.
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Schedule of Events
October 18th - Finalists Announced
November 17th - EmpowHERment Event
Frequently Asked Questions
Contestants of the competition are required to comply with the rules of the competition, including the year of operation being within 3 calendar years of the competition year. First year of operations is determined by first product sale. All finalists in the 2022 competition are within the guidelines outlined above.
What is the EmpoweHERment Pitch Competition?
The EmpowHERment Pitch Competition is for Texas-based, female founders to win seed money for their company. The applicants must be physically located in the state of Texas. There will be 3 finalists that will give an 8-minute pitch with 2 minutes of Q&A to a panel of judges in front of a live audience. One winner will take home the $10K prize!
Who is eligible to apply?
Any Texas-based, female-led entrepreneur with a founded, registered entity that is 3 years or less old may apply. See rules and regulations for details.
I do not own 51% of my business. Can I still apply?
Yes. If you are a Texas-based, female entrepreneur and are the largest shareholder, you may apply.
I don’t have a business yet; can I still apply?
No. You must have a registered business that is 3 years old or less.
Can a non-profit apply?
No, a non-profit may not apply.
Do I have to be located in the state of Texas to apply?
Yes, you must be located in the state of Texas to apply.
How much is the award?
The winner will receive $10K. There will only be one winner.
How many finalists will there be?
There will be 3 finalists that will pitch in front of the judges and a live audience.
How long is the pitch?
The pitch is 8 minutes long with 2 minutes of Q&A.
When does the application close?
The application closes September 16th, 2022.
When will the finalists be announced?
Finalists will be announced on October 18th, 2022.
I have an issue not answered in the FAQ. Who can I contact?
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