Pitch for Purse program for self-identified woman entrepreneurs offering $25k prize

Pitch for the Purse is a pitch program created to address the lack of access to capital available for women entrepreneurs in Canada. This program is divided into four stages designed to educate and mentor each participant along the way. Each participant has the opportunity to pitch their way to the Finale event in February where they can win a $25,000 cash prize!

The Four Stages:

  1. Pitch Training - all applicants receive educational opportunity to learn how to pitch + can pitch for feedback

  2. Semi-Finals - Semi-Finalists pitch live in front of an audience for feedback in either Toronto or Vancouver

  3. Mentorship + Coaching - each Finalist receives one-on-one mentorship and coaching from a financial industry professional

  4. Pitch for the Purse Finale - the three Finalists pitch live at the FWE Gala for the chance to win $25,000

Who is it for?

This program is open to all self-identified woman entrepreneurs across Canada (excluding Quebec) who are looking to grow their business and learn how to pitch for investment.

Application Process:

Applications open on July 15, 2019. Each applicant must complete the application form and submit a 30 second pitch video in order to be qualified. For more details on the application process, visit: https://fwe.ca/pitch-for-the-purse

Important Dates:

  • Applications open: July 15, 2019 at 12:00pm PST

  • Applications close: September 20, 2019 at 11:59pm PST

  • Semi-Finalists announced: September 30, 2019

  • Semi-Finals Live Pitch Event:

    • Toronto on November 13, 2019 

    • Vancouver on November 21, 2019 

  • Pitch for the Purse Finale at the FWE Gala in Vancouver, BC on February 20, 2020