Founders Fund 2021 Pitch Membership
Why?One of the most critical skills to have as a founder, is the ability to pitch yourself and your business in a way that is concise yet compelling. From networking events to negotiating with banks and investors - Pitching is the number one request we are asked to help support. With that, we're opening up our member funding to provide not only access to funding, but access to experienced pitchers to coach and give feedback on your pitch skills.
Pitch Memberships include:
- Application to pitch your business for up to $10,000 (no equity, no payback!)
- Feedback on your pitch from our selection committee made of experienced entrepreneurs and executives
- Access to Pitch Masterclass hosted by Sheena Brady (Entrepreneur & ft. on Dragons Den) & Vivian Kaye (Entrepreneur & Cityline Expert)
- A designated ‘pitch coach’ (for top 10 finalists)
Pitch timeline:April.18-May.13 Pitch submissions open (2 minutes long)
April.22 Pitch Masterclass with Sheena Brady & Vivian Kaye (Recording available for anyone who missed it)
May.13-June.8 Pitch submissions evaluated by Selection Committee
June.10 Finalists assigned a ‘pitch coach’ to help prepare for the finals
June.24 10 Finalist pitch in real time to our panel of expert mentors (3 minutes long for pitches)
June.28 Three finalists announced
1st place: $10,000
2nd place: $7,000
3rd place: $3,000 All funds are barrier free (meaning, no equity, payback or restrictions on how the money is spent!)
Criteria:All applicants must identify as women or underrepresented gender (ex, non-binary) and be the majority owner of their business. One application per business. Finalists must be able to pitch online via zoom. *Pitch membership sales will close on May.12th at 12:01am ET*
Questions?Email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org - We aim to reply to all inquires within 24 business hours.
"I was feeling stuck and the programming at Founders Fund helped me become a better leader and grow my business."
"Seeing successful people who look like me, reminds me that I am capable of taking up space and disrupting e-commerce."
"I wish this program existed when I started my business."
"The first investment I made when I decided to start a business was a Founders’ Fund membership. The community gave me the sense of belonging I needed to get started."
Making investing in women accessible to everyone.
When you become a Founders Fund member, you are not only investing in your own growth and success. You are creating social impact & investing in other women. Half of every membership is invested directly into a pool of funding that members can exclusively apply for.
To date, we have distributed over $110,000 in barrier free, non repayable funding and supported over 500 members in gaining access to mentorship to grow as a leader and their business.