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$5,000 Pitch IT! Grant Program

Do you have a nonprofit, small business, or agency?
Could a $5,000 grant support your next business move?

If you answered yes,,,,this is for you!

I AM READY TO SPOTLIGHT MY BRAND

How It Works

By entering into The WEC Pitch IT! Grant Program, you'll have the opportunity to win the grand prize of a $5,000 business grant-all for purchasing a 2022 WEC Summit Pass. The grant program is purposed to provide you with recognition, valuable tools to pitch your brand in the marketplace, and financial support to help you with your next business move.


ALL GRANT PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE

Catalyst 4 Change Award 

Magazine Cover Contest Entry

Magazine Feature

Radio Interview

Accelerate! Summit Admission (Two Day VIP Pass)

And an Opportunity to receive a $5,000 Grant

The Full Timeline


ROUND ONE

  • JANUARY 1ST-MAY 1ST
  • ENTER ONLINE
  • RADIO INTERVIEW

*Entrants must purchase a Two Day VIP Summit Pass.



ROUND TWO

  • MAY 1ST: Magazine Cover Contest 
  • JUNE 11TH: Magazine Photoshoot 
  • JUNE-SEPTEMBER: Radio Interviews
HOPE Votes are NOW available. Guests can purchase a HOPE vote to INCREASE your chances to WIN the cover.


ROUND THREE

  • (Sept. 23rd) Summit Day 1
    -Pitch IT! Masterclass 
    -Networking Social

  • (Sept. 24th) Summit Day 2
    -WEC Summit
    -Pitch IT! Contest 

    -CFC Award Ceremony
    -$5,000 Grant Winner Announcement

ALL Entrants Are Entered into the Magazine Cover Contest Coming Next!


*Entrants must purchase a Two Day WEC Summit Pass.
*Passes are $150 Each Entrant.
*Up to two entrants can apply per business application..

*Entry is free until April 1, 2022. Is it $50 thereafter.

*All entrants must have a registered business that makes less than $200,000 per year.

*All entrants must meet the criteria listed in the 2022 CFC Awards Waiver.  

*Grant size is $5,000 and is dependent upon attendance of the summit Masterclass and the overall Pitch IT! Score. 

I AM READY TO SPOTLIGHT MY BRAND

PITCH IT! Support

  • All entrants are required to attend the Summit's Masterclass.
  • The Masterclass will provide the tools to successfully pitch to potential investors and clients taught by highly successful leaders and investors.
  • Pitch IT! Rubric: Grant Entrants will receive a "Developing Your Pitch" Packet. This packet is purposed to provide a detailed look into the Pitch IT! rubric/scoring process. 
  • WEC will follow up with the Pitch IT! Grant Winner within 5 months of receiving the $5,000 prize to collect data of progress of goal attainment or business growth. Financial statements will not be requested.

Award Packages

ALL 

ENTRANTS

-Magazine Cover Contest Entry
-Magazine Photoshoot*

-Radio Interview

-Discounted Guest Admission

-(DIGITAL) Magazine Feature

-Catalyst 4 Change Award Presented at the Summit

TOP 3 

WINNERS

UPGRADED PRIZES...
-(PRINT) FULL PAGE Magazine Feature

-(PRINT) FULL Page Magazine Ad

-2 Minute Acceptance Speech

TOP 

WINNER

UPGRADED PRIZES...

-$5,000 Grant

-(PRINT)2 PAGE Magazine Feature

-(PRINT) INSIDE COVER Magazine Ad

-3 Minute Acceptance Speech

Please Note: 

-The Standard Prize Package for All Entrants will be upgraded for the Top 3 Pitch IT! winners. 

-One winner can win both the Magazine Cover and Pitch IT! Grant Contest.
*Magazine Cover Photoshoot will be provided for the entrant with the most online votes. Photoshoot will take place in Houston, Texas on June 11th at 10am.


See Complete Rules

I AM READY TO SPOTLIGHT MY BRAND

All Cover Winners Are Not Featured Above.