Dallas Innovate Her Women Business Challenge Competition

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Diversity Solutions Marketing says
Diversity Solutions Marketing has been given the opportunity to host the Dallas InnovateHER: 2015 Innovating for Women Business Challenge Please pass this on to those in your database that might be a great fit. More information to follow this week.

What is InnovateHER?

InnovateHER provides an opportunity for entrepreneurs to showcase products or services that have a measurable impact on the lives of women and families (30%), have the potential for commercialization (40%), and fill a need in the marketplace (30%).
https://www.sba.gov/offices/headquarters/wbo/resources/1465581

The criteria for the product or idea:

Participants must be at least 18 years of age, U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and meet other requirements as defined in the Competition Rules . https://www.sba.gov/offices/headquarters/wbo/resources/1465641

*measurable impact on the lives of women and families (30%); has the potential for commercialization (40%); and fills a need in the marketplace (30%).

Email Stephanie@DiversitySolutionsTX.com and submit your idea via 1-2 paragraphs and/or a Vimeo video.

Six businesses (or teams) will be chosen for a live competition on Tuesday March 24th at the Richardson Civic Center. You must have a business plan completed as part of the requirements or you will be not chosen at our top 6.

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is giving me a short window to plan and execute this event. It must be held in March and I need all the help I can get.

The winner's information for the Dallas InnovateHER will be sent to the Small Business Administration and if chosen, she (or team) will have a chance to pitch their idea in Washington D.C. in May and win up to $15,000.

There is no application fee and no attendance fee.

Application Due: Saturday March 14th by 11:59pm cst
March 18th- Local Semi-finalists chosen
March 24th – Dallas Live Pitch Event

Richardson Civic Center, 411 W.Arapaho Road, Richardson TX 75080 (Location tbd)

Note: Semi-finalists will need to create a 15-20 minute presentation for the judges for the live pitch on March 24th. You will be timed and allowed 5-10 minutes for questions afterwards.
All participants MUST have a business plan as that will be part of the submission if chosen as the winner.

For additional questions, please contact Stephanie@DiversitySolutionsTX.com and put in the title "InnovateHer" so you mail does not go the spam.

Thank you for your time and please pass this on to those that might be interested. A flyer and press release is in the works. Approval was given on Friday and my team and I are rolling with it!!!


Stephanie Franco, MBA
Small Business Marketing Coach, Branding & Event Specialist
Diversity Solutions Marketing
214-385-9754
Stephanie@DiversitySolutionsTX.com
www.DiversitySolutionsMarketing.com
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