Business Pitch Competition for Women Owned Businesses

Cleveland SCORE and KeyBank's Key4Women are hosting a pitch contest for women-owned businesses under two tracks - startups and existing businesses. 

Eligibility rules:

  • Business must be at least 51 percent owned, controlled, operated, and managed by a woman or women.
  • Business must be headquartered in one of following counties:  Ashtabula, Carrol, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Harrison, Holmes, Huron, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas or Wayne.
  • Must present proof of legal authority to transact business in the state of Ohio.
  • Business must have current annual sales of less than or equal to $3MM.
  • Business must present a new business idea or new product or service that expands the current business. 
  •  All applications must be submitted using the official pitch contest online submission form.
  • Finalists must be able to attend the Pitch Contest Event, October 7, 2021, 1 p.m. ET at Tri-C Main Campus, 700 Carnegie Ave, Cleveland.

SCORE is offering workshops to give you guidance in developing your pitch and in understanding how the entries will be evaluated.  A total of $22,000 in cash will be awarded.  Applications open June 1 and the deadline is July 31.

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