Pitch Perfect: Enter Your Business Idea To Win $34k

Pitch Perfect: Enter Your Business Idea To Win $34k

Sitting on a goldmine of a concept a la Uber or AirBnB? Needing funding and guidance?

Then take note: Mums & Co’s Mpowered Pitch Competition is calling for entries from business-minded women with a great business idea they want to get off the ground.

Only 2.2 per cent* of venture capital funds are awarded to women-led ventures and leading business mum networking group Mums & Co is on a mission to change that.

Innovative women-led small businesses will have an opportunity to present their ideas to a panel of investors, and go in the running to win a prize pool worth over $34,000 and receive invaluable guidance from leading experts on how to turn an idea into a commercial business.

Carrie Kwan, co-founder of Mums & Co says, “Our recent Mums & Co survey showed one in two new business considers believe that financial concerns act as a major barrier to them starting a business – whether it is capital to develop an idea or set up the business, or having the necessary cash flow to run the business.”

“The Mums & Co MPowered Pitch Competition is a supportive and inclusive event to champion more women in business and start-ups, close the gap in financial knowledge as well as reduce the challenges with funding a business.”

Applications are via the Mums & Co website (see this link), and closes on 14 May.

Successful applicants have to attend a Pitch Competition Day in Sydney on 31 May to pitch their idea within a small group.

Four finalists will be selected to go through to the Pitch Finals Event, which will be held at the Mums & Co MPowered Conference in Sydney on 18 June.

All successful applicants are also invited to an online pitch training Pitch Webinar on 23 May delivered by serial founders, experienced startup mentors, trainers and business leaders.

The winner will be announced at the Mums & Co MPowered Conference and take home prizes from the $34,000 prize pool, including the opportunity to be trained on the art of a pitch, strategic business advice and mentoring, media training, prototype development and cash prizes.

“I highly encourage anyone who has a good business idea to enter the competition,” says Carrie.

“It’s not just winners who win as all successful entrants gain vital benefits including learning pitch skills, business exposure, idea validation, and even potential funding.”

The MPowered Pitch Competition is open to those 18 years old and above with a promising idea for a small business or are an early stage startup.

The competition is open to male co-founders and senior team members if at least one female is a founding team member.

For more information about the competition, click here.

For competition FAQs, click here.

The Mums & Co MPowered 2018 Conference will be held in Sydney on 18 June 2018.

For tickets and more information, please click here.




Please login with linkedin to comment

business idea MPowered Pitch

Latest News

Image lead story Domain CMO Rebecca Darley: Tealium’s CDP Allowed Us To Personalise At Scale
  • Partner Content
  • Technology

Domain CMO Rebecca Darley: Tealium’s CDP Allowed Us To Personalise At Scale

Domain’s chief marketing officer (CMO), Rebecca Darley, said that without Tealium’s customer data platform (CDP), her business would not have been able to achieve the personalised marketing success that has made it one of the leaders in data-driven marketing in Australia. Speaking at an exclusive breakfast event hosted by B&T at Sydney’s swish harbourside restaurant, […]

Partner Content

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Man of Many Partners With NBC Universal For Red Carpet ‘Argylle’ Premiere
  • Campaigns

Man of Many Partners With NBC Universal For Red Carpet ‘Argylle’ Premiere

Man of Many in partnership with NBC Universal, stages an atmosphere of elegance for Sydney premiere of ‘Argylle’ film. Independent lifestyle publication digital publication, Man of Many, has shown its innovative approach to event management in the premiere of ‘Argylle’ at Hoyts Cinema in Sydney’s entertainment quatre. Over 400 guests were included in the films […]