The Women's Business Council - Southwest is proud to bring you WBENCPitch presented by FedEx and PepsiCo. This August, we will host a regional pitch round that will serve as a pre-qualifier to the National WBENCPitch Semi-Finals. The top three pitches from the WBCS Pitch Competition will advance to the following rounds:

National Semi-Finals: Week of October 24th  | Top 3 Pitches from each RPO | Virtual Format Live on Zoom

National Finals: Week of November 14th | Live Format In-Person at the WBENC Invitation-Only November Event

The application for the WBCS Pitch will go live in early August with the pitch event happening on August 26th at the WBCS offices. 

WBE Application 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.

Pitch must be no longer than 90-seconds. 

To help prepare, there are several July events from WBENC and WBCS:

July 13th at 1:00 p.m. CST - WBENCPitch Academy: Pitch Training

July 20th at 1:00 p.m. CST - WBENCPitch Academy: Perfecting Your Capabilities Statement

July 27th at 11:30 a.m. CST - WBCS Women Owned Wednesday (WOW) Event: Pitch Prep Session

Pitch Dates:

August 26th - WBCS Regional Pitch Competition | In-person at  WBCS Offices

Week of October 24th - National Semi-Finals  | Top 3 Pitches from each RPO | Virtual Format Live on Zoom

Week of November 14th - National Finals | Live Format In-Person at the WBENC Invitation-Only November Event