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The Pitch

AWE’s Emerging Entrepreneur Pitch Program is distinct from other accelerator and incubator programs primarily because of its concentrated focus on preparing women founders to give an excellent pitch.

We focus on the Plan, the Pitch, and the Presentation, engaging skilled members of the AWE network to participate in sessions intended to provide targeted and specific feedback to each participating company. There will also be at least one “Meet the Funders” session in conjunction with AWE Ventures.

AWE will have one successful woman founder involved in each of these sessions to provide an extremely valuable perspective as one who has already given numerous pitches and scaled at least one company.

Who is Our Ideal Candidate?

  • The applicant should be a female founder with a functioning business that she intends to scale, ideally into a high-growth company. The venture is likely in the early stages of launching a product or service into a scalable enterprise.

  • The start-up venture must be supported by a business model and an identified target market. In addition, it must have some early sales revenue or proven interest by potential customers or partners in the target market.

  • The applicant must be the Founder (or Co-founder) and CEO of the start-up venture.

  • The company must be based in the Greater Philadelphia Region.

Session Information

We are thrilled to offer three sessions for founders to get important feedback on their pitch.

Session 1: The Plan
Session 2: The Pitch
Session 3: The Presentation

All program applicants who meet the criteria for participation are welcome to attend these sessions.  During the program, participants have access to the AWE network, but only the ten finalists will receive an AWE membership.

2017 Pitch Competition dates will be announced soon.

Meet the 2016 Pitch Winner

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AWE wishes to congratulate AnneeLondon, winner of the 2016 Pitch Contest. AnneeLondon is a cycling lifestyle brand, committed to encouraging more people to feel empowered and to ride with convenience and style, no matter their experience level. The goal at AnneeLondon is to get more people on a bike and to promote overall safer riding that looks good on everyone.  More