WeInnoPITCH Rules & Regulations

  • Participant must be a WBENC-Certified WBE in good standing.
  • Participant must have purchased a Full Summit registration admission by Tuesday, March 17, 2020.
  • All WBENC-Certified WBEs are welcome to attend Meet & Greet. The session will operate in its traditional format. WBEs who do not wish to be considered for WeInnoPITCH may opt out.
  • Person pitching must be a female owner of the company. If the innovative solution is a result from a joint venture between multiple companies, only one WBE will be able to pitch. If anyone other than one of the female owners is sent to participate, the spot to present is forfeited.
  • No registration refunds will be granted if you are not selected to participate in WeInnoPITCH.
  • WBEs will have up to 90 seconds to pitch during the Meet & Greet pre-tournament qualifying round, 90 seconds in the First Round of the tournament, 3 minutes in the Semi-Finals and 4 minutes in the Final Round.
  • Pitch must focus on the innovative elements of your existing business, not a future endeavor or idea.
  • No slides, audiovisual support, samples, demonstrations, or props. The pitch is solely a verbal presentation.
  • Eligible participants will be selected during the Meet & Greet session on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, and will be notified immediately following the session. Selected WeInnoPITCH participants must report to the First-Round location 30 minutes prior to the start of Round One.
  • Participant must be available to pitch across all scheduled tournament rounds and must check-in 30 minutes before her scheduled time slot in all rounds or position in WeInnoPITCH may be forfeited.
  • All Summit & Salute attendees are invited to observe the tournament from the audience.
  • When a decision is required, WBENC will be the final authority.