Women Founders Pitch Night

April 26, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Central Bank of Boone County
720 E Broadway
Columbia, MO 65201
Women Founders Pitch Night @ Central Bank of Boone County | Columbia | Missouri | United States

On Thursday, April 26th REDI will host the Women Founders Pitch Event at Central Bank in downtown Columbia. A night of women-led startups pitching to a panel of judges made up of women investors and executives.  Local businesses, organizations, and individuals will donate cash or in-kind services that will be awarded to the contestants.

Sponsors – Donate Cash or In-Kind to the Prize Pool

Apply – Deadline April 15th Midnight


Deadline Sunday 4/15/18

10 Applicants Announced Wednesday 4/18/18

Applicants Practice individually with coach & one rehearsal

Pitch Rules:

  1. Three Minutes or less
  2. Must explain:
    1. Ideal customer problem
    2. Value proposition
    3. Business model
    4. Use of funds
  3. Five slides or less
  4. Judges have 3 minutes for questions

Pitch Night Judging Guidelines:

  1. Who are their customers, and what problem are they solving for them?
  2. Have they validated their solution in some way?
  3. What is unique about their solution? What is their unique insight?
  4. Does their business model seem reasonable?
  5. Do they explain how their product/service actually works?
  6. Is their presentation effective in communicating their overall company?
  7. How do they define and what is their current traction?
  8. Is their use of funds reasonable and tied to the development of the company?