Friend,

The time is here to take what you have learned this summer at MWF’s business concept paper writing courses and apply it. The Michigan Women Forward WomanUp & Pitch Competition is now open and calling all women entrepreneurs with a great idea or business to apply.

This year we have added a fourth competition specifically for women entrepreneurs in the food sector. Our focus on the food the sector is a result of our recognition that, food is a fundamental part of the economy in every community in the state, as well as a sector that provides a low barrier to entry to new workers/beginning entrepreneurs and was deeply impacted by COVID. By adding this fourth part we hope to play our part in supporting this sectors recovery and expansion.

Our four pitch competitions are designed to provide both technical assistance and access to capital for women entrepreneurs, and support sustainability within Michigan’s small businesses ecosystem.

MWF is accepting concept papers through November 10, 2021.
So Woman UP and Pitch!

My best,
Alexis Dishman
Chief Lending Officer
Michigan Women Forward

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