19th Annual Women Empowering Women  Conference | March 4th


Daughters of Deborah


Opportunities to earn up to $500 in cash prizes!

The Business Idea Pitch Competition’s mission is to promote business development opportunities for high school students by encouraging them to create their own small businesses and thereby creating wealth and supporting the local economy.

9th-12th Grade Students Only

Application Deadline: 12 pm CST · February 26, 2023
Live Pitch Competition: March 4, 2023
(during the 2023 WEW Conference)

Opportunities Earn $500 Cash prizes

Competition Overview

Participant Eligibility

Students (individuals and teams) must be currently enrolled in a high school in the state of Mississippi. 

Pitch Criteria

Student(s) must submit their business idea pitch clearly and professionally addressing the areas below: 

  • Product/Service Introduction
    • Name of Product/Service
    • Does it solve a problem? If so, how does your business solve the problem?
  • Target Market (Who will buy it?)

  • Pricing Strategy or Business Model

  • Industry
    • Market Overview
    • Competitors and Competitive Advantage
  • Business Management
    • Leadership Team (resume)

The pitch should tell a story, providing examples that clearly communicate the idea. Presentations should be engaging and energetic.

  • 1st Place $500
  • 2nd Place $300
  • 3rd Place $200