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Inspiring the next generation of innovators and celebrating the unique and thriving businesses of female entrepreneurs in Texas.

Lemonade Day and The Beacon State Fund, in partnership with the Governor's Commission for Women, present the

TEXAS JUNIOR SMALL BUSINESS PITCH COMPETITION

An awardee will be selected for each of the five (5) regions of Texas.
The Junior Small Business Pitch Competition is made possible by Sempra's support of the Beacon State Fund.

CONTEST DETAILS

HEY PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS!

We want to celebrate and reward the amazing, hard-working young female entrepreneurs of Texas!

To qualify for the pitch competition, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:
1.  Your business is run by a young woman.
2.  Your business is operated in the State of Texas.
3.  Your business must have operated for more than 12 months.

Enter to Win!

CONTEST  DATES

6/20/22 - 7/31/22

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

8/15/2022

Scoring Criteria Official Rules

FIRST PLACE WINNER IN EACH REGION RECEIVES A

$1,000 AWARD

from the Beacon State Fund

APPLICATION PROCESS

1.  Completed applications must be submitted by the July 31, 2022 deadline via the online application form.

2.  Applicants will see a custom "Thank You" message on the confirmation screen once their application is submitted successfully.
If you have any questions about your submission, please contact Lemonade Day National at info@lemonadeday.org.

3.  Three finalists from each region will be selected and notified via email by August 15, 2022.

4.  Finalists will reside in the respective region in which they are awarded.

5.  Finalists from the East, West, North and Central regions will be invited to present a live virtual pitch to judges on the designated day listed below.
Finalists will present immediately following the women-owned business series event and Women-Owned Small Business Pitch Competitions.
Wednesday August 31, 2022: East Texas
Wednesday September 7, 2022: West Texas
Wednesday September 14, 2022: North Texas
Wednesday September 21, 2022: Central Texas

6.  Finalists from the South region will be invited to present a live and in-person pitch to judges on the day listed below.
The event is hosted by the Governor's Commission and the Governor's Office of Economic Development & Tourism for Women and will be located in South Padre, Texas.
Thursday October 6, 2022: South Texas

7.  Finalists must respond to the notification email in order to secure their place in the live pitch event.

8.  Finalists chosen for the live pitch event will receive further instructions for the day and time of the live pitch.

GUIDELINES AND RULES

1.  The application form must be submitted with all required fields completed to be considered for the live pitch event.

2.  In the event that a finalist cannot be present at the live pitch event, an alternate may be selected. The Beacon State Fund, the Commission for Women, and Lemonade Day reserve the right to adjust the number of finalists at any time.

3.  The live pitch event will be recorded and available for replay on the Commission for Women's website and/or social media platforms. It will also be available on Lemonade Day's website and/or social media platforms.

4.  The winner of the live pitch will be announced upon completion of the the three finalists' pitches and judging.

5.  The winner must be present to accept the award.

ENTER TODAY!

Lemmy

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR QUESTIONS, CONTACT US INFO@LEMONADEDAY.ORG