On September 29th, Fairmount Innovation Lab will hold two concurrent pitch challenges:

Pitch On Fairmount and InnovateHER

Both will provide an opportunity for local startups to pitch their business ideas to a panel of experts.

Pitch on Fairmount is open to any Fairmount corridor entrepreneur (for-profit or non-profit) with an idea for a unique business. StartUps participating in Pitch on Fairmount may have have one minute to pitch their ideas.

InnovateHER is an SBA Business Challenge open to allentrepreneurs (male or female) with products and services that help impact and empower the lives of women and families. StartUps participating in InnovateHer will be given three minutes to pitch their ideas. InnovateHer participants should prepare up to 5 visual slides for projection to accompany their presentation. Accepted participants will be asked to email their slides in advance as well as bring them on a flash drive (just in case).

First, second and third prizes will be announced overall and one contender will be chosen and nominated to the SBA for the regional InnovateHer challenge. Please note, contenders for InnovateHer will need to have completed a business plan by the end of November. FIL will provide support to the entrepreneur chosen, should he or she need assistance with the plan.


Additional guidelines will be provided to registrants.