Pitch Competition

The Startup Ladies are excited to organize and host the 3rd annual pitch session at the Indiana Conference for Women. The Startup Ladies is a membership organization that identifies, educates, connects, and increases investment in women entrepreneurs that are starting up or scaling their businesses. We do this through monthly meetups and bi-monthly Startup Study Halls. The organization is currently supporting more than 50 women-owned companies.

This year, we will select 3 finalists to pitch at the conference. The finalists will receive meaningful feedback from the panel of esteemed business professionals listed below:

Oscar Moralez

Founder & Managing Director, VisionTech Partners

Mike Langellier

CEO, Techpoint

Jackie DiMonte

VC, Hyde Park Ventures

Barb Cutillo

Managing Partner, NextLevel

Apply to Pitch

The application process will open Monday, July 10th and be accessible through Friday, September 1st at midnight. The three finalists will be selected and contacted by Friday, September 8th. A public announcement will be made about the three finalists on Monday, September 18th.

Please click the following link to apply to pitch:


Pitch Practice

All finalists will be required to attend the three Startup Study Halls listed below to prepare for the pitch session. Finalists should be ready to discuss their sales model and practice their pitches at each practice session. Startup Study Halls provide structure, consistency and accountability to focus on moving your idea forward. A maximum of 25 students are admitted for each Study Hall.


Startup Study Hall

Startup Study Halls focused on preparing this year’s finalists will take place on the following dates: 10/18, 10/24 and 11/1.

Each study hall will be held at: The Hatch in Indianapolis from 6:00pm-7:30pm



Participants must be prepared and in their seat no later than 6:00pm. For detailed information about each event, please visit: https://www.thestartupladies.org/startup-study-halls. Following is the agenda for each event.

6:00 pm – Eat, chat and find your seat
6:10 pm – Welcome
6:15 pm – Executive Mentor leads discussion
7:20 pm – Create 1 goal to be completed within 2 weeks – Executive Mentors will follow up with each student
7:30 pm – Wrap up


If you have questions about the application process, please contact Kristen Cooper, CEO & Founder, The Startup Ladies at Kristen@TheStartupLadies.org.




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