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About Pitch for the Purse

You might need $1M to grow your business, or $150,000. What matters is that you want to grow your business, and need help to craft your pitch. That’s where we come in. FWE has designed Pitch for the Purse to address a key concern facing women entrepreneurs…access to capital. The program is divided into four sections designed to educate and mentor every step of the way: Pitch Training, Semi-Finals, Mentorship + Pitch Finale. FWE is excited to bring Pitch for the Purse back following an incredibly successful debut year. This program is open to women entrepreneurs in Canada. Applications open from August 1, 2018 – October 1, 2018!

 

 

 

Timeline

 

PITCH FOR THE PURSE – APPLICATIONS OPEN

August 1, 2018

 

EDUCATIONAL WEBINAR

September 2018

All applicants across Canada are invited to participate in a 1-hour educational webinar detailing the different types of access to capital and how to pitch for investment. Hosted by Mike Volker, Angel Investor.

 

PITCH FOR THE PURSE – APPLICATIONS CLOSE

October 1, 2018

 

SEMI-FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

Date TBD

 

PITCH SEMI-FINALS

Toronto: Oct 25, 2018     Vancouver: Nov 15, 2018

Ten Semi-Finalists will be selected to present their 5-minute pitches live in front of a panel of three judges and an audience at the Semi-Finals breakfast.

  • Semi-Finalists will receive 1:1 coaching in the weeks prior to taking the stage.
  • Three Finalists will be announced live by the panel of judges.

 

3 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

November 16, 2018

 

PITCH FINALE & THE ODLUM BROWN FWE GALA

February 21, 2019

Finalists will pitch at the Odlum Brown FWE Gala before an audience of 600+ business leaders + entrepreneurs.

  • Each of the three Finalists will be paired with a mentor to perfect their pitch before the Finale.
  • The Gala audience will select the winner of the $25K prize for best pitch!

 

Prize Packages

 

Anyone and everyone

Access to our educational webinar ‘How to Pitch for Investment’. Learn the fundamentals of how to create and deliver a killer pitch for investment.

 

All applicants to the program

By entering the Pitch for the Purse program, all applicants will have the opportunity to pitch for feedback in person at either a Mini-Pitch Session or the Semi-Finals.

 

Semi-Finalists

Coaching with an industry professional before pitching to a live audience in front of three Judge-Mentors.

 

Finalists

As above, plus mentorship from a leader in the finance industry for the months between the Semi-Finals and the Odlum Brown FWE Gala. Entry to FWE’s flagship program, E-Series 2019. Pitching to the Gala audience for the final prize.

 

Winner

As above, plus a $25,000 CAD cash prize

 

Pitch for the Purse is subject to Terms and Conditions.

 

Thank You

 

Purse Sponsor

 

 

Questions? We’re here to help! Please email erika@fwe.ca or call the office at +1 604-682-8115.