Official Tournament Rules & Regulations:
Participant must be a WBENC-Certified WBE in good standing.
Participant must have purchased a Full Summit & Salute registration admission by Friday, February 22.
Person pitching must be a female owner of the company. If anyone other than the female owner is sent to participate, the spot to present is forfeited.
Pitch is 90 seconds long in the 1st round, 2 minutes in the Semi-Finals and 3 minutes in the Final Round.
No slides, audio visual support, or large props. Any item a presenter would like to use that falls outside of these guidelines must be approved in advance by WBENC.
Pitch must be about your existing business, not a future endeavor or innovation.
Participant must be available to pitch at all scheduled tournament time slots when registering.
Participant must check-in 30 minutes before their scheduled time slot.
Participants are not authorized to enter the room and sit in the audience until after they have completed their pitch.
All Summit & Salute attendees are invited to observe the tournament from the audience.
Participants will be selected by a closed committee of WBENC staff and affiliates.
When a decision is required, WBENC will be the final authority.