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IFundWomen of Color Women's History Month Pitch Competition



IFWOC Women's History Month Pitch Competition

Supporting diverse founders in honor of Women’s History Month

This March, IFundWomen of Color is supercharging access to funding and resources for diverse founders by hosting a pitch competition that will award exceptional women of color entrepreneurs with grants and coaching memberships to drive their businesses forward. Apply today for the chance to participate in a live virtual pitch event which will include audience voting, feedback from a judges panel, and a chance at over $30,000 in grants and prizing. This application is now closed.

Program Criteria
  • Must be a member of the IFundWomen of Color community
  • Must have been in business for a minimum of one (1) year
  • Must be a business that has a product or service in market and generating revenue
  • Must have a minimum annual revenue of $20,000
  • Must have a compelling digital presence and supporting media
  • Business must be owned and operated in the United States

Meet the finalists

Chantal Emmanuel

LimeLoop’s smart shipping platform combines reusable packaging and a simple sensor, creating a real-time lens into the e-commerce experience from point of order to return. This provides retailers with a powerful platform to effectively understand and communicate with their customers, while providing the insights necessary to inform ESG and supply chain decisions.

Pallavi Pande

DTOCS helps people make their kitchens and events more sustainable ONE PLATE at a time with alternatives to plastics, paper, styrofoams and other so called compostable products used today that end in landfills by providing an eco-friendly sustainable solution for a plastic free world through my sustainable palm leaf tableware.

Elizabeth Gay

Ìpàdé (“meeting” in Yorùbá) is DC’s first co-working space and community of support designed for Black women and femme of color entrepreneurs, professionals, and creatives. At Ìpàdé, we bring together women of color to build skills, resilience, and power to transform society for the good of our communities. 

Corinne Vargas

SMART Charts empowers patients to engage in and understand their care journey in speech, occupational and physical therapy settings. The stand-alone platform and Electronic Medical Record (EMR) add-on automates clinician documentation and visualizes progress to motivate the team to better health outcomes. 

Courtney Blagrove

We are a Black women-owned dessert company, and we operate the World’s First Oat-Milk Ice Crème Shoppe in New York City (and soon Los Angeles), which is allergen-friendly and 100% vegan/plant-based. Our exciting portfolio of desserts is also available via nationwide shipping. By using oats, we have developed a product that is changing the way people think and feel about non-dairy ice cream. 

Karen Wilson

ChildNEXUS is an educational and mental health marketplace that connects families who have a child struggling with learning or social-emotional challenges with service providers who can help their children reach their full potential. 


Caress makes dreams a reality

A special thank you to our sponsor and IFundWomen of Color founding partner, Caress, for making this opportunity for IFWOC entrepreneurs possible! Caress believes that sensorial experiences lead to our best ideas and that no good idea should go down the drain.




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