As Wharton Women, we aim to connect promising early-stage female entrepreneurs to a powerful network of investors, mentors, and coaches to accelerate their growth, and provide them with resources they can use to develop into regional powerhouses.
As part of this initiative, the Wharton Women’s Summit is pleased to announce an inaugural Start-up showcase at this year’s conference. Contestants will submit an application outlining their start-up or idea, and we will select 7-10 finalists to pitch to an experienced panel of judges and the audience at the conference.
If you believe that your idea has what it takes, please read through the eligibility details below and submit your application by Friday, September 16th, at 11:59PM EST by sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The finalists gain…
…and the grand prize winner receives $5,000 of funding for their venture (no strings attached!)
Senior Investment Officer
Accion Venture Lab
What content should I cover?
Suggested material includes:
Can I include a video?
My business is already generating money, can I still enter? OR I have received some angel funding, can I enter?
A plan is not eligible if it has been used to receive institutional funding (including from an incubator or accelerator) in excess of $75,000 or has earned more than $100,000 in gross revenue before August 26, 2015.
If I win, do I have to invest the prize money in my business?
You do not; the money is yours to do with what you want - though we hope to see you invest it in the business!
Can I enter more than one idea into the competition?
Absolutely! You can enter as many ideas as you would like, however, you have to submit an application for each idea.