Hera Hub DC is pleased to announce a call for entries for its inaugural pitch contest. A public event, Hera Fast Pitch DC will take place on June 13, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Hera Hub DC, located at 5028 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, #100, Washington, DC 20016.
Startups that are 51-percent women-owned and located in the DC Metro area are invited to apply online between Monday, April 2 and Friday, May 11, 2018 for a chance to pitch their business idea.
The Hera Fast Pitch DC winner will take home more than $10,000 in cash and in-kind services, plus the opportunity to pitch in front of additional investors at Hera Venture Summit, a global entrepreneurship summit taking place in San Diego this September.
Below are the ten finalists that were selected to pitch:
BL.TOPS – Washable silk camisole with built-in bra
Femly – Natural and organic disposable/reusable feminine care products
Kahmune – Luxury, Italian hand-made women’s shoes in ten skin tone hues
KnoNap – Beverage napkin capable of testing for specific date rape drug presence
Localized – Virtual career community and access to employers for schools in emerging economies
MemoryWell – Professional-told life stories families can build around their loved ones
MusicTown Live – App with a comprehensive list of local music shows and discounted same-day tickets
Reciprocall Health – Community providing caregivers with resources and jobs in the caregiving industry
Serving Talent – Recruiting agency for U.S. military and foreign service spouses
The Pocket Palette – Single-use makeup kit
Our panel of judges for the competition will be:
“Access to funding is one of the biggest issues women business owners face as they grow and scale their businesses,” says Julia Westfall, CEO at Hera Hub DC. “We know there are many business owners in the greater metro area who can benefit from an influx of cash and other services as well as from exposure to investors looking to support this community.”