Girls Link Up™ was launched by 3D Girls, Inc. in the Fall of 2020 as a virtual mentoring program to help bridge the gap between young women and STEAM. Participants gather weekly to engage in live STEAM demonstrations, virtual job shadowing experiences, health, and wellness sessions. The Girls Link Up program targets girls of color in an effort to support their social and emotional needs, all while exposing and empowering them to pursue STEAM college and career pathways.

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. 

Event Date: Saturday, June 12, 2021

Event Location: Virtual Event  Event Time: 10:00AM – 2:00PM 

Cash Prizes:

$2,500 – 1st Place 

$1,000 – 2nd Place

$500 – 3rd Place

Plus additional prizes and resources from our sponsors and mentors. 

Interested in becoming a mentor? 3D Girls, Inc. aims to partner with leaders in Georgia’s growing social innovation culture to provide comprehensive business development services, coaching, and mentoring support to girls in this cohort. Click here to apply!

Timeline for Finalists:

  1. Application Deadline  – 1 month – March 1, 2021 –  April 16, 2021

2.) Review Panel Makes Decisions for finalists April 30, 2021

3.) Notify Participants/Parents – May 7, 2021

4.) Participant Meeting with Mentors – May 15, 2021

5.) Submit Pitch Deck/Presentation (Deadline) – June 4, 2021

a) Pitch Deck Presentations must not exceed five slides. 

b) MUST include business background and what funds will be utilized for to advance your business. 

6.) Mock Pitch Competition Tutorial – Wednesday, June 9, 2021 6pm – 6:30pm 

7.) Live Event –Saturday, June 12, 2021

8.) After Event Review/Survey 

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 info@3dgirlsinc.org to find out how you can become a partner or sponsor the Girls Link Up Pitch Competition.

General Admission Tickets are now Available!!!!