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WeDC House: HERImpact DC: Pitch Competition & Reception

Statistics show that female entrepreneurs receive less than 1% of venture capital in this country and are more likely to be declined for a loan. The HI – HERImpact Pitch Competition is designed to provide much needed capital and coaching to female social entrepreneurs in the region. Cash prizes up to $50,000 and in-kind support in excess of $100,000 are provided up to three winners representing emerging and growth social enterprises.

Thank you for your interest in the HI - HERImpact DC pitch competition, sponsored by the Ford Motor Company Fund.

If you have any questions along the way, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at

Thank you to our partner WeDC House:
WeDC House @ DC Startup Week brings together DC’s businesses, entrepreneurs and public leaders to learn what it takes to become the Capital of Inclusive Innovation. The event is co-hosted by DC Startup Week, Washington DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP) and Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED).


Alyssa Gill

NextGen Venture Partners

Alyssa Gill has worked with startup organizations across the country that she believes are shaping the future entrepreneurial landscape: Entrepreneurship education (VentureSchool); Beyond Silicon Valley (VentureSchool, gener8tor, Venture for America); Diversified talent pool (Venture... Read More →


Pamela Alexander

Director of Community Development f, Ford Motor Company Fund

Pamela Alexander is Director of Community Development for Ford Motor Company Fund, the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company. In this position she is responsible for leading Ford Fund’s community engagement and outreach initiatives with key non-profit organizations throughout... Read More →

Wednesday September 11, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
WeDC House @ Eaton DC 1201 K St NW, Washington, DC 20005