what is the propelher pitch competition?

Scenes from the 2017 PropelHER Pitch Competition.

A NAWBO Orlando annual event, the PropelHER Pitch Competition is an exciting opportunity for women business owners to showcase their businesses or business concepts to compete for cash prizes and in-kind services. We invite Florida women business owners from all disciplines to participate in NAWBO Orlando’s PropelHER Pitch Competition to see if they have a winning pitch!

Start by attending our series of four invaluable webinars, open to all women-owned businesses. These webinars are free to attend and will give you tips and insights to help you prepare your winning pitch. Mark you calendars for 6 p.m. on Nov. 10, Nov. 17, Dec. 1, and Dec. 8. Webinar topics and details will be announced soon.

Then prepare and submit your winning pitch by 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2019. All submissions will be judged by an esteemed panel and six finalists (three emerging businesses, three established businesses) will be chosen and announced in late January, 2020.  Finalists will receive a one-on-one pitch coaching session in preparation for the main event — an awards breakfast when all finalists take the main stage at Full Sail University to pitch and showcase their business or business concept to a panel of judges.


Just participating in the webinars helped me drill down in every aspect of my business and focus on what matters most. I was able to modify my pitch throughout the year to sell my services to other companies.
— Demetria Sloan, Founder & President, Vantage Point Coaching, LLC

This competition offers real-world opportunities to learn what’s required to successfully launch a new business or grow an established business.

  • Develop critical skills, such as evaluating opportunities, creating marketing plans, preparing financial statements, leading a team and pitching to investors.

  • Launch your business or business concept by investing in your professional and personal growth through a dynamic, invaluable webinar series.

  • Network with topic experts and fellow PropelHER competitors to unlock your business’s full potential.

  • Propel your business or business concept by focusing on further development of your plans for future growth.

Finalists that compete LIVE will each receive cash and in-kind services to help propel their business.   

Caroline Kent speaks with Orlando Business TV after winning the 2017 PropelHER Pitch Competition in the Established Category.

Caroline Kent speaks with Orlando Business TV after winning the 2017 PropelHER Pitch Competition in the Established Category.

Finalists Compete at Full Sail Live

Six finalists will present their winning pitch on Feb. 16 at Full Sail Live on the campus of Full Sail University, competing for an array of cash and prizes.

Join us for this breakfast event to be inspired, enlightened, and ignited by these dynamic business owners!

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Thanks to our 2020 event sponsors

For sponsor partners, the PropelHER event offers a great opportunity to get your business in front of local women business owners. If you are interested in sponsorship packages, email us at ipp@nawboorlando.org.

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