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
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.
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..
- Register to participate
- Be a woman-owned NYC business
- Comply with competition rules and requirements
- Download and submit the 4-page pitch application
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
Winners will be chosen based on the quality of their plans and video pitches.
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.