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In honor of Black Philanthropy Month, MCWEN is pleased to host the Purpose Pitch Tour to showcase ideas and projects from purpose-driven visionaries and Founders. Selected candidates will pitch their ventures to a panel of judges and event attendees for a chance to win 1 of 2 microgrants:

  • 1st Place - $500 microgrant, a Diamond membership to MCWEN, social media brand update, and business coaching. ($1,500 value) 

  • 2nd Place - $250 microgrant, a Gold membership to MCWEN, and business coaching. ($1,000 value) 

Applicants will be judged on innovation, sustainability, and potential for growth. We are especially interested in women of color-led entities in the startup, or early growth stages. If that's you, submit the application by August 1, 2023 below for a chance to win. 

Rules & Eligibility:

  • Applicants do not need to be a member of MCWEN to apply. However, application is free to MCWEN members. The application fee for non-members is $30. 

  • Current and former staff and Local Coordinators for MCWEN are ineligible to apply. 

  • Applicants must have a legally-registered entity. Proof of registration will be required. 

  • Applications must be completed fully and submitted by deadline (August 1, 2023). Late and incomplete applications will not be accepted. 

  • Only one representative is allowed to pitch per organization. Colleagues, family and friends may attend for free and to network by reserving a Purpose Pitch Tour "general admission" ticket here.

  • The winner and 2nd-place participant will be announced at the 2023 Embracing YOU Conference on August 19, 2023.

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