WOMEN'S BEST AWARDS℠  

BEST PITCH 2020

The Women's Best Awards℠ | Best Pitch 2020 includes some amazing prizes to recognize the dedication and efforts of women entrepreneurs while helping to set them and their venture up for success. Prizes for Best Overall Pitch, Best Fundraising Pitch, and Best Sales Pitch are up for grabs! 

 

Apply to Pitch between October 1, 2020 and October 18, 2020! Review the Pitch Handbook for rules and participation details.

PRIZES

Prizes for Best Overall Pitch, Best Fundraising Pitch, and Best Sales Pitch are up for grabs! At minimum, each winner will receive a $1,000.00 cash plus services to help them in their business. Check out the prizes packages and make sure to get your application in on time!

Thank you to our Sponsors, Supporters and FundHERS, for their generous contributions to this event and helping to make great prize packages possible!

BEST SALES PITCH

  • $1,000.00 USD in cash to help their business ideas!

  • Entrepreneur Membership from Rockies Venture Club

  • Lifestyle Portrait Photoshoot from Kalen Jesse Photography 

  • Gift certificate to Hailee Grace Boutique

  • Scale to $1 Million Disruptive Marketing Training Membership and  Main Street Network Community Access

  • Gift certificate to Crafted Concepts Restaurants

  • Visa gift card from Olsson, Inc.!  

  • Share award logo and recognition on your company website to show traction for your brand.

  • Recognition on event website until 2021 season! 

  • and more

BEST OVERALL PITCH

  • $1,000.00 USD in cash to help their business ideas!

  • $2,000.00 Coaching package from Holmes Consulting Group

  • Entrepreneur Membership from Rockies Venture Club

  • Lifestyle Portrait Photoshoot from Kalen Jesse Photography 

  • Gift certificate to Hailee Grace Boutique

  • Scale to $1 Million Disruptive Marketing Training Membership and  Main Street Network Community Access

  • Gift certificate to Crafted Concepts Restaurants

  • Visa gift card from Olsson, Inc.!  

  • Share award logo and recognition on your company website to show traction for your brand.

  • Recognition on event website until 2021 season! 

  • and more

BEST FUNDRAISING PITCH

  • $1,000.00 USD in cash to help their business ideas!

  • Entrepreneur Membership from Rockies Venture Club

  • Lifestyle Portrait Photoshoot from Kalen Jesse Photography 

  • Gift certificate to Hailee Grace Boutique

  • Scale to $1 Million Disruptive Marketing Training Membership and  Main Street Network Community Access

  • Gift certificate to Crafted Concepts Restaurants

  • Visa gift card from Olsson, Inc.!  

  • Share award logo and recognition on your company website to show traction for your brand.

  • Recognition on event website until 2021 season! 

  • and more

 

MEET THE 2020 JUDGES

PITCH JUDGE MANAGER

OLIVIA OMEGA

As a TEDx speaker, diversity and inclusion advocate, and branding strategist, Olivia Omega is the co-founder at Wallace Marketing Group, and the author of Beautifully Branded: The Girl’s Guide to Understanding the Anatomy of Brand You. Olivia is also the Founder Track Chair for Denver Startup Week, helping the world’s largest free entrepreneurial event strengthen its diversity, equity, and inclusion muscle. 

With 20 years of corporate branding, advertising, and digital marketing experience, Olivia has studied the importance of authenticity for both brands and individuals, and what it means to show up in a genuine way.

 

PITCH JUDGE

Jonathan Greechan is the Co-Founder of the Founder Institute, the world's largest pre-seed startup accelerator.
 
Since 2009, he has grown and scaled the organization to chapters in over 185 cities and 60 countries, which have produced over 4000 portfolio companies with nearly $1 billion in venture funding.
 
In his career, Jonathan has advised thousands of technology startups on marketing, growth, and product strategy, and has spoken at startup conferences on four continents.
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PITCH JUDGE 

PHOENIX JACKSON

Phoenix Jackson is an award-winning social entrepreneur, communications strategist, tech investor, author, and speaker. Phoenix’s calling has been to empower women and men alike concerning their abilities to influence and impact others through entrepreneurship.
 
Additionally, Phoenix is the Founder of Phoenix Affect, a 15-year-old integrated global public relations and marketing firm. Phoenix is also the Partner and Chief Communications Officer of two social tech firms that are changing the landscape of home ownership and credit worthiness for people of color. Rental Kharma and Achroma were created to level the playing field in bridging the wealth gap in America.

PITCH JUDGE

Flávia Reis

Flávia is an internationalist, business modeling consultant for Brazilian entrepreneurs and Startups in the U.S.
 
As founder of FR consulting, she mentors Brazilian small businesses and executives on international business missions and is a partner of Brazilian innovation Hubs and international offices.

 

She is a CO.Starters alumni, having accelerated Women of the Future, a platform that helps women entrepreneurs to grow their business. Her speciality is soft skills and soft economy principles, having created tools as a business modeling coach, using the Collaborative, Creative Sharing and Circular economies. She is a community leader and advocate for immigrants and the Latin community in the U.S. 

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At Kingston Coaching, Candice Kingston works with small business owners and high level professionals to help them grow personally and professionally. She uses Energetic Leadership Coaching techniques to help uncover roadblocks that may be holding them back from reaching their true potential and creating a life and business they love.
 
She spent 12 years in corporate working in Health insurance - not fitting in and through the help of coaching, discovered a place where she finally felt like she could make an impact and help others. She works with those suffering from a lack of confidence, overwhelm (doing all the things), and self-awareness.

PITCH JUDGE

LAWRENCE WAGNER

Lawrence Wagner is an eight-year Army veteran who also is Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Spark Mindset. Lawrence has over ten years of project management experience, along with a background in military, cybersecurity, high-tech business, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and human design thinking.
 
Lawrence has a Master’s Degree in Business Management from Colorado Technical University. He also received leadership training from Leadership Pikes Peak Signature Program and Center for Creative Leadership Community Leadership Program and is currently serving on the Colorado Workforce Development Council.
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Women's Best Awards℠ | Best Pitch 2020

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