Enthuse Foundation Announces Finalists in Female Founders Pitch Competition

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Five Emerging Women Entrepreneurs in Food, Beverage, and CPG Will Pitch to Win Cash Prizes and Marketing Services on November 12

The Enthuse Foundation, a non-profit benefiting women entrepreneurs, announced the finalists in its Female Founder Pitch Competition. Finalists must be at least 51% women-owned and have a unique offering in the food, beverage, or CPG industries. The five female founder finalists chosen to each present a four-minute pitch to a panel of judges at The Space at Flatiron on November 12, 2019, are:

  •     Jen Pelka – Une Femme Champagne
  •     Effie Panagopolous – Kleos liquor
  •     Anna Peck – Oswald Co
  •     Taylor Cook – Cayas
  •     Zoe Geiler – Wildkind Foods

The Pitch Competition
In celebration of its one-year anniversary, the Enthuse Foundation is hosting the Female Founders Pitch Competition to support women making their mark in the food, beverage and CPG space in an effort to address the gender imbalance in business funding. Finalists will compete to win a no-strings cash prize, marketing services, and co-working space. As part of its regular programming, the Enthuse Foundation hosts popular bi-monthly pitch nights to help women refine their investor pitches. The anniversary pitch night is the first to offer cash prizes. Media are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Who: Emerging Women Entrepreneurs in Food, Beverage, and CPG Industries
What: The Enthuse Foundation’s Female Founder Pitch Night
When: November 12, 2019
Where: The Space at Flatiron, 35 East 21st Street Ground Floor, New York, NY 10010

The Prizes
One Grand Prize valued at $12,500 will be awarded and includes $5,000 cash; $2,500 in marketing services; and a one-year membership at WeWork FoodLabs (valued at $5,000). Second Prize is valued at $5,000 and includes $2500 cash and $2500 in marketing services.

The Judges

  •     Kim Lawton, Chief Executive Officer of Enthuse and Co-Founder of the Enthuse Foundation
  •     Steve Luttman, Founder of Leblon Cachaça and angel investor
  •     Bridget Firtle, Founder of Owney’s Rum
  •     Chris Manca, Local Purchasing Director, Whole Foods Market

About the Enthuse Foundation
The Enthuse Foundation invests in a new generation of female founders and cultivates the next generation of business leaders. It is a non-profit organization that exists to serve women entrepreneurs through community building, education, resources, inspiration, mentorship, grants, and events, including its popular pitch nights designed to help women entrepreneurs refine and develop their investor pitches. Learn more at: http://www.enthusefoundation.org

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