Live pitch competion during the
ConnectHER event on May 20, 2017.
Competition Opens: January 20, 2017
Executive Summary & Application: February 19, 2017
Semi-Finalists Announced: February 24, 2017
Social Media Voting Starts: March 1, 2017
Social Media Voting Ends: March 15, 2017
Finalists Announced: March 16, 2017
Prep Workshop – Required: April 30, 2017
Pitch Competition: May 20, 2017
By submitting the application and fee, competitors agree to abide by all competition guidelines. EventFANatic LLC, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any entry in its judgement that violates the rules of the competition or is not aligned with the purpose of the competition.
What is Catalyst?
Catalyst is the premiere business pitch competition for women entrepreneurs. The competition promotes entrepreneurship and small business development by focusing on women created, managed, and owned small business ventures. Women are provided with expert feedback and the opportunity to win a cash prize to help fund their ventures. The live pitch competition will take place at the ConnectHER event on May 20, 2017.
1. Business must be currently registered with the Virginia State Corporation Commission
2. Business must be currently licensed in its respective locality
3. Business must be owned and operated majority (51% greater) by a woman
Applications must be received via the online form by 5pm on Monday, February 19, 2017.
The live pitch presentations will take place at the ConnectHER workshop on May 20, 2017. All are welcome to attend as audience members.
Registration information will be available soon.
Date: May 20, 2017
Location: Hyatt Richmond West
Event Time: 9am – 2pm
Pitch Presentations: 11am – 12pm; Winners announced at 1pm.