by Linda Franklin The Real Cougar Woman
There’s only one way to find out. Come and pitch your ideas in the ‘Start-Up’ Room at the Own It Ventures all day, motivational event for and about women in business. It will be held on Saturday, October 29th, at the Hyatt in Morristown, New Jersey. Top five Angel Pitches will enter the Sharkette Tank at 3:30 PM where you pitch LIVE to a room of Angel Investors.
Now more than ever, entrepreneurship may be the panacea to our current economic challenges; and women, the new hope in helping to re-ignite our nation’s economy. According to industry statistics, “Women small business owners will create five plus million new jobs by 2018, transforming the workplace for millions of Americans.” But often, many women starting new businesses face insurmountable challenges including acquiring adequate capital funding, tapping into influential networks, and not taken as seriously as their male counterparts in business.
According to the co-founders Linda Wellbrock and Mellissa Gasnick-Cloeter, “Own It Ventures is the place for women to meet the resources, make the connections, and support one another to grow scalable, sustainable companies.” What makes the event so unique is the participatory quality of the educational panels and the calibre of experts it attracts.
Five finalists are selected to present live in the Sharkette Tank to a room full of investors. These pitches will also be broadcast into the main room for the audience to vote on their favorite investor pitch. In addition to the investor pitches, retail representatives will be present to hear presentations from business owners competing for retail distribution. There is also a media room where entrepreneur pitch for potential media exposure and PR. Many of the women have gained media attention on NJNEWS, Steve Adubato’s Show, FOX News5, New Jersey Monthly Magazine, Liz Hamburg’s Radio Show on WOR Radio, QVC and more. Register at ownitventures.com or call 908-852-4200.
If you are a woman in business can you afford to miss this opportunity?