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Voting is open May 17-21 for the first round of the WBENCPitch: Sustainability competition!

WBENCPitch: Sustainability is a multi-round virtual pitch competition brought to you in partnership with  and  This pitch competition is designed to highlight the most innovative business solutions focused on sustainability across the WBENC network. Two winners will be awarded a $10K or $20K grant for their business. 

Sustainability is defined as the processes and actions that help to avoid the depletion of natural/environmental, social and economic resources. Companies are eligible to participate if they have a sustainable product or service, offer sustainability consulting, and/or have a strong commitment to sustainable processes and practices within the business. ​ 

We asked WBENC-Certified women-owned businesses from across the network to send us a 60-second video of their company’s elevator pitch that highlights the sustainable elements of their business. Now it is time to showcase these dynamic women entrepreneurs! The Video Showcase is open for voting to the public May 17 – May 21.

The 25 participants who receive the most votes during the Video Showcase Round will advance to the Semi-Final Round on June 3 and present a live pitch to a panel of corporate judges. The top 10 participants from the Semi-Finals will move on to the Final Round on June 30 for a chance to win a $10K or $20K grant to invest in their business.

Learn more about the WBENCPitch: Sustainability competition.

How To Vote

Browse the WBENCPitch: Sustainability Video Showcase, featuring 60-second videos from WBENC-Certified women-owned businesses across the network. You may browse the full showcase or view videos by category.  

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Browse By Category

  • SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS
    Businesses that offer products that reduce harm to social, economic, and environmental resources. As well as products with sustainable and eco-friendly packaging and/or manufacturing practices.
  • SUSTAINABLE SERVICES
    Businesses that deliver services that promote sustainability for consumers and other companies.
  • COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABLE PROCESSES & SUSTAINABILITY CONSULTING
    Companies that are dedicated to ensuring their business model, regardless of the product/service, includes sustainable processes. Firms that provide support to existing businesses in evaluating and incorporating a commitment to sustainable practices both internally and externally throughout the company.

Which pitch videos had the most compelling sustainable solutions? 

Which businesses had the most powerful, innovative or effective pitch?  

Vote for pitch videos across the three categories to help us select which participants move on to the Semi-Final Round. 

Voting has ended.

Tune in to watch the WBENCPitch: Sustainability final rounds in June!  

  • Semi-Finals | Thursday, June 3, 2-5pm ET
    Watch live as the top 25 participants who receive the most votes present a 90-second pitch to a panel of corporate judges.
  • Finals | Wednesday, June 30, 2-4pm EST
    Watch live as ten participants deliver a four-minute pitch and participate in a Q&A with the judges. The WBE with the BEST sustainability pitch will receive $20K to invest in her business. The runner up will receive a $10K grant.
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