The Girls Link Up Youth Pitch Competition is a pitch contest for girls in Georgia in grades 6 – 12. The purpose of this competition is to extend opportunities for young female entrepreneurs to access funding and capital needed to nourish their budding businesses. Our goal is to create a bridge in funding to improve the quality of life for the next generation of young women and girls of color.
It is a program for girls to receive mentorship and guidance as they connect their passions to problem solving solutions. This experience offers participants comprehensive mentorship and support from professionals specializing in business development, marketing, and branding. We believe the exposure will link participants to potential funders and peers who are equally passionate about solving problems through innovation.
The Girls Link Up Pitch Competition has been postponed for the 2022 year. Please stay tuned to more updates on how to engage girls in this amazing opportunity in the future.
- Application is open to girls grades 6-12 living in the state of Georgia who have an entrepreneurial focus in one of the following areas:
- Social Change
- Health & Beauty
- There are two levels of participation: Junior Level (grades 6-8) & Senior Level (grades 9-12)
- Participants must submit a 2 minute introduction video about their business and the problem that they are solving.
- Videos should be moderately produced on a cell phone or handheld video device.
- Do not edit video submissions
- Submit via YouTube Link with the online application
4.) Submit a completed application online by April 1, 2022 at 5:00PM.
Timeline for Finalists:
1.) Application Deadline – 1 month – March 1, 2022 – April 1, 2022
2.) Review Panel Makes Decisions for participants April 30, 2022
3.) Notify Participants/Parents – May 7, 2022
4.) Participant Meeting with Mentors – May 15, 2022– This event will go over the logistics and expectations for the pitch competition and allow mentees one-on-one time with their
5.) Weekly Business Development Training May 15 – Jun 5, 2022
6.) Mock Pitch Competition Tutorial – Wednesday, June 8, 2022 6:00pm – 7:00pm
7.) Live Event – Saturday, June 11, 2022
8.) July 31, 2022 – Student and parent surveys due.
9.) August 1, 2022 – Distribution of funds and non-cash prizes.
10.) September 2022 – Post-Event Check-In
APPLICATION OPENS MARCH 1, 2022
The Girls Link Up Pitch Competition offers participants comprehensive mentorship and support from professionals specializing in business development, marketing, and branding. We believe the exposure will link participants to potential funders and peers who are equally passionate about solving problems through innovation. From mentoring to reviewing applicants, this event will help to empower girlpreneurs reach their goals.
Sponsorships & Collaborations Available
3D Girls, Inc. welcomes support and opportunities from entrepreneurs, schools, and organizations who are interested in collaborating with us to educate and empower girls. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can become a partner or sponsor the 2022 Girls Link Up Pitch Competition.
Watch the 2021 Competition Recap Here!