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Invest In Her 2017 Pitch Competition

Invest In Her

Please join us on October 19th at the BNY Mellon Innovation Center as we celebrate female entrepreneurs! The Invest in Her team read through 30 applications, conducted 14 interviews, and have identified 8 amazing businesses and women to pitch at this year’s competition.

About Our Finalists:

Our finalists span a wide range of industries and experience. We are excited to present to you the following founders and businesses, we hope that you will come out and show your support!

  • Diane Danforth, Americat Company

  • Katherine Schuler, Rolling Pepperoni

  • Theresa Baughman, FizzPop

  • Debbie Maier Jacknin, Songbird Artistry

  • Mary Jane McCullough, Global Wordsmiths

  • Debralyn Woodberry-Shaw, Elie Circle

  • Erica Peterson, Moms Can: Code

  • Laura Totin Codori, Worm Return

Event Details:

Doors open at 6:15 PM. Pitches will begin promptly at 7:15 PM. We will have a group of esteemed judges deliberate after everyone has pitched. All winners will be announced at the end of the night.

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Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available: If you would like to be a sponsor of the pitch event please visit our website here or email