Gain the Skills. Deliver a Great Pitch.

The AWE Pitch is distinct from other accelerator and incubator programs primarily because it uses the experience and knowledge of seasoned women entrepreneurs and targeted resources to help prepare women founders to give a winning pitch, secure funding and grow their business.

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Past Winners

"These meetings have been extremely informative and helpful to me as an entrepreneur. We actually had a pitch just a few days ago and were able to see the success of some of the new techniques learned from the series. I am so appreciative of AWE for the opportunity to participate in something like this."

- Jess Rothstein
Founder, Play Bucket Inc.

Who is Our Ideal Applicant?

The ideal applicant for The Pitch should be a female founder with an established business that she intends to scale, ideally into a high-growth company. The venture is likely in the early stages of launching a product or service and is well beyond the idea stage.

  • The start-up venture must be supported by a business model and an identified target market.
  • There must be some early sales revenue or proven interest by potential customers or partners in the target market.
  • The applicant must be the Founder (or Co-founder) and CEO of the start-up venture.
  • The company must be based in the Greater Philadelphia Region.

Prep-Session Details

These sessions are intended to help participants strengthen their pitch. They will be open to the AWE community to attend. Attendance is not mandatory for participants.

Session I: The Plan and Presentation | 4:00-6:00pm on Thursday, October 4, 2018

Hosted by Pepper Hamilton at 3000 Two Logan Sq., Philadelphia PA 19103

This session will focus the content of the pitch, and will offer feedback on the quality and clarity of founders’ existing decks. The key content on which we will focus includes: the problem and solution, the market opportunity, competition, marketing and sales plan, revenue model, revenue projections, and the ask. As part of this session, we will also discuss how the information should be best presented in the deck itself.

Session II: The Pitch | 4:00-6:00pm on Thursday, October 11, 2018

Hosted by: Duane Morris at 30 S 17th Street, Philadelphia PA 19103

This session will focus on delivery, examining all the physical parts of giving a good pitch. Different environments and audiences will be taken into account, but the feedback will be geared toward the format of The AWE Pitch.