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


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.. 


  • 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)



Second Prize (1)                            



Honorable Mention (3)              



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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