Funding the Future of Women of Color Entrepreneurs
MARCH 16, 2023 5:30PM-8:00PM
MOLLOY UNIVERSITY – WILBUR ARTS CENTER
CALLING ALL WOMEN OF COLOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS IN NEW YORK STATE
The HerRise PitchFest, in partnership with Molloy University and sponsored by National Grid and Scroobious, is providing one small business with a $5,000 equity free grant.
Celebrating 10 years of HerRise events, invited guest will join HerSuiteSpot Founder Marsha Guerrier in honor of women’s history month to honor trailblazers in media and business with the HerRise Women’s History Month Awards and our live HerRise PitchFest.
The HerRise PitchFest competition provides a platform for a select group of women-owned businesses to compete for a chance to win non-equity funding for their small businesses.
WHO SHOULD APPLY?
Participant must be a HerSuiteSpot member with a small business registered in the state of New York and fits the following Eligibility Criteria:
- Business is 51% owned by women of color
- Business is currently registered in the New York State
- Business registered before 2021
- Revenue under $100K
- Non-profits, franchise, direct seller, authorized reseller or independent consultant not eligible
ATTEND IN PERSON
Access to Funding: Pitching your business in front of judges can lead to securing funding, which can help you grow and scale your business. Winning a grant, like the one offered by HerRise PitchFest, can provide a significant financial boost for your company.
Increased Exposure: Pitching your business at events like HerRise PitchFest can help increase your visibility and exposure to potential customers, partners, and investors. This can lead to new business opportunities and partnerships.
Feedback from Experts: The judges and investors at the event can provide valuable feedback on your business model, marketing strategy, and other aspects of your company. This feedback can help you refine and improve your business, making it more attractive to customers and investors.
Networking Opportunities: Pitching at events like HerRise PitchFest provides an opportunity to network with other entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts. These connections can help you build relationships and partnerships that can benefit your business in the long run.
Building Confidence: Pitching your business in front of a live audience can be nerve-wracking, but it can also be an incredibly empowering experience. It can help you build confidence in yourself and your business, and prepare you for future pitching opportunities.