Doyenne's 5x5x5 highlights 5 women-led ventures, each giving a 5-minute pitch, and one receiving a $5,000 seed grant to take their venture to the next level of success. The awarded company will also be part of the Doyenne 12-month Accelerator program to ensure venture growth.
The companies selected to present we selected through an open application for all women-led ventures who are headquartered in Wisconsin, can show evidence to reach a national market, and were able to outline how the $5,000 will impact the growth of their venture. In preparation for the event, Doyenne meets with the companies for 2 pitch practice sessions.
The event's MCs will be:
Heather Wentler - co-founder of DoyenneAmy Gannon - co-founder of DoyenneDina Nina Martinez - founder of Lady Laughs Comedy
The selected companies to present:
Forti, www.fortigoods.comCalmLet, www.calmlet.com PumpHero, www.pumphero.netMySoulBrew, FB/Instagram: @mysoulbrewColorful Connections, www.ColorfulConnections.com
A panel of judges will score each of the companies on the quality of their pitch and how they meet the pitch requirements. The judges will then select which of the companies will be awarded the $5,000.
Confirmed judges for the event:
Adam Gabornitz - Northwest Mutual, MKEtechNick Williams - Milwaukee Business JournalJudge to be determinedJudge to be determined
During the event, attendees will be able to network with others, meet Doyenne Leaders and members, meet the presenters, and enjoy food and beverages while watching the presentation and grant awarded to one of the companies.
3:30- Doors Open3:45 - Program Starts
WelcomeIntro JudgesCompany PitchesJudges Deliberate5:15 - Announce Winner5:20 - Closing Remarks5:30 - End of Event
Thank you to our event sponsors:
Northwest Mutual - grant sponsor & location hostAmFam VenturesBoardman & Clark, LLPWhile the event is free, a suggested donation of $15 is encouraged.
Doyenne is a 501c3 organization dedicated to building equitable entrepreneurial ecosystems where women entrepreneurs are recognized for their power and invested in for their potential. Every $250 donated to the organization impacts 1 women-led venture in Wisconsin to be able to access professional development and skills necessary for venture growth and sustainability.