Student Entrepreneur Program and Pitch Competition


The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council Student Entrepreneur Program (WBENC SEP) is a premier startup program that fosters growth for the next generation of women-owned businesses. Since its inception in 2008, nearly 200 students from 80+ colleges and universities across the country have graduated from SEP. WBENC is proud to invest in the next generation of Women's Business Enterprises through the support of WBENC Corporate and Government Members

Aspiring collegiate female entrepreneurs studying in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) or Business receive mentoring from some of the most successful Women's Business Enterprises and America's largest Fortune 500 companies while also participating in a tailored entrepreneurial curriculum, a pitch competition awarding $20,000 in seed capital and experiential learning through off-site visits to Women's Business Enterprises, corporate campuses, and accelerators during the WBENC National Conference & Business Fair. 

WBENC SEP Pitch Competition

Thursday, June 27 | 3:30 - 5 pm

The WBENC Pitch Competition is a two-round evaluation elevator pitch competition hosted at the WBENC National Conference and Business Fair. The competition promotes women entrepreneurship and small business development by focusing on student created, managed, and owned ventures. Students are provided with expert feedback and the opportunity to compete for $20,000 in seed capital.

All conference attendees are invited to observe the final Student Entrepreneur Program Pitch Competition, Thursday, June 27 from 3:30 PM - 5 PM.