24 February, 2021
6:00 pm
ZOOM Video Conferencing

 

Take Off Now! Pitch Competition

Compete to win up to $10,000 for your business

 

Accompany Capital is awarding prizes to two existing and start-up businesses that are breaking the mold during the COVID pandemic and ready to accelerate growth. If you’re a woman-owned business that innovated or pivoted to adapt to the current market conditions, you may be eligible for one of several prizes valued up to $10,000.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021@6:00-7:30pm

Via ZOOM 

What we’re looking for

If you own a business in New York City that innovated, pivoted or seized a new opportunity, enter to win a cash infusion for your business. If you are emerging stronger and taking off from the challenges of 2020, we want to hear your story.

Submission process 

Submit a simple 4-page application by January 17 that describes what you did and results, if any. Teams of judges will select five semi- finalists in each category of start-up and existing business. Semi-finalists will be asked to send in 2-minute video pitches and appear virtually the 2nd week of February in front of our judges for a Q&A session. Pitch videos will be shown online and prizes awarded during the virtual “Take Off Now” event on February 24.

Event is free, but you must register to attend.

A donation of $10 would be appreciated but not required.. 

Requirements

  • Register to participate
  • Be a woman-owned NYC business
  • Comply with competition rules and requirements
  • Download and submit the 4-page pitch application

Key dates

Round 1 Submissions |Wednesday, January 17

Invitations to Pitch | Monday, Feb 1

Pitch videos due |Wednesday, Feb 10

Semifinalists meet judges | 2nd week of February

“Take Off! Now” Event |Wednesday, Feb 24

 

Prize Details

Winners will be chosen based on the quality of their plans and video pitches.

 

Existing Businesses

Start Ups

Grand Prize (1)

$10,000

$10,000

Second Prize (1)                            

$2,500

$2,500

Honorable Mention (3)              

$1,000

$1,000

People’s Choice Award $1,000

The viewing audience will be given a chance on February 24 to vote for their favorite pitch. This business will receive an additional $1,000 as the People’s Choice Award.

This pitch competition is presented in partnership with New York Women in Business, thanks to a generous donation from the Wells Fargo Foundation.

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