EmpowHERment Pitch Competition

A $10K pitch competition for female founders to win seed money for their company in the state of Texas.

Fort Worth, TX, USA


Application Deadline

Semifinal - Written Application

Judging Deadline

Semifinal - Top 10 - Video Scoring

Judging Deadline

Finals - Top 3

Judging Deadline



Eosera's CEO Elyse Stoltz Dickerson got her start by winning a pitch competition in the early days of starting her business. Now, Eosera wants to pay it forward by hosting a $10K pitch competition with partners Simmons Bank, Tech Fort Worth, UNT Health Science Center, Satori Capital, and Fort Worth Report. Those who identify as female founders, own the highest percentage in their business, and are located in the state of Texas are encouraged to apply. 


The applicants must identify as female founders or own the highest percent in the business or partnership. We are looking for a high-growth start-up with the potential to be a multi-million-dollar company. The applicants must be physically located in the state of Texas. 


7/12- Application Live
9/16- Application closes
9/17 – 10/14- Judging period
10/15- Three Finalists announced
11/17- Live Pitch event during Global Entrepreneurship Week 

There will be 3 finalists that will give an 8-minute pitch with 2 minutes of Q&A each. 

What an Applicant can Obtain

A chance to pitch to qualified judges to win a $10K award for the top female founder for seed money for their company. 

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