The Purpose pitch tour

Tiffany Blassingame - The Ferguson School
Congratulations to the 
2021 Virtual Pitch winner:

Tiffany Blassingame

Founder of
The Ferguson School

MCWEN is pleased to host the Purpose Pitch Tour to showcase ideas and projects from purpose-driven entrepreneurs. Selected candidates will pitch their ventures to a panel of expert judges and event attendees for a chance to win prizes valued at over $1,500, including a $500 cash prize. Ventures will be judged on innovation, sustainability, and potential for growth.

We are looking for new, independent ventures in the seed, startup, or early growth stages. If that's you, choose your respective city below to submit your application today for a chance to win. 

Please be sure to check your respective city for the application deadline. 

Application Process & Timeline:

  • Step 1- Submit application fee & complete application by clicking your respective city below.
    Please note that incomplete applications or applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. 

  • Step 2- Semifinalists are notified no later than two (2) weeks before pitch competition. 

  • Step 3- Pitch competition! 
    Individuals will pitch before a panel of judges and meet-up attendees. 

Rules & Eligibility:

  • Applicants do not need to be a member of MCWEN to apply. However, application is free to MCWEN Gold & Diamond members. The application fee for silver and non-members is $40. 

  • Applicants must have a legally-registered entity. Proof of registration is required. 

  • Applications must be completed fully and submitted by city deadline. Late and incomplete applications will not be accepted. 

  • Only one individual per company. 

  • Winners are ineligible to re-apply for competition in another city in the same calendar year. 


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