Jenna Mack, owner of Event Emissary, Arcadian Productions, and Engine Company 12, is hosting an entrepreneurial idea pitching event for the women in the DC, MD, and VA area!

She is looking for motivated, self-starting entrepreneurs who are ready to launch their business or take their start-up to the next level. Winners may be offered up to $15k in capital, office space, access to our event venues and mentorship from a team of women that want to see dreamers succeed in business.

This contest is designed to be a high pressure setting in which only the best ideas and the perfectly delivered pitch by the most capable entrepreneurs and communicators can succeed.

Entrepreneurs submit basic information through our online form for review by the selection committee. The submission deadline is July 8, 2019 at 12:00pm EST. Late submissions will not be accepted. Applicants will be notified on August 1, 2019 of their approval to attend the Firehouse Pitch Event on August 14, 2019.

Contestants that make it through the first stage of the selection process will be invited to attend The Firehouse Pitch event on August. Each contestant will be given 5 minutes to pitch their idea, with 5-10 minutes for follow up questions by Jenna and associates. There is no guaranteed number of winners, as we want all great ideas to have the opportunity to receive assistance and reserve the right to award no winners if there are no pitches accepted.


We are thrilled with the volume of applications received and will contact finalists by August 1st. GET READY TO MAKE YOUR PITCH!!!!


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