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SCORE NJ Business Pitch Grant for Women-Owned Businesses

Thank you for your interest in applying for our SCORE NJ Pitch Awards. SCORE NJ is excited to offer a Business Pitch contest for Women-Owned Businesses and Women Start-Ups in New Jersey with the goal of awarding TWO $4000 Grants by May 18, 2023.

Download the Application
This event is brought to you by the Lester, Muriel and Edie Fraser Women Entrepreneur Fund for SCORE NJ.

There are 3 steps to this Contest!


Make sure you qualify to apply—your business must be in NJ and be registered with the state of New Jersey as of March 1, 2023.

Eligibility Criteria

  • - Your business must be in NJ.
  • - You must have registered the business or start-up with the State of NJ.
  • - Potential and existing business must be 51% woman owned.

Excluded are non-profit businesses and those related to firearms, cannabis or marijuana products and adult entertainment.

Applications Evaluation Criteria:

  • - Fully completed application with complete contact information.
  • - Describe your target market.
  • - Describe the market need.
  • - Define your competition and how your product or service competes.
  • - What makes your business unique.
  • - Estimated ongoing Revenue Potential.
  • - How will the Grant be used.

All Women-owned existing businesses and Women-led Start-ups in New Jersey are encouraged to apply.

Where to send the fully Complete attached application:

All Applications must be Submitted by 12 PM (Noon) EST Thursday, March 30, 2023.
Submit the form via email


All applicants and the semi-finalists will be notified the week of April 24 of the status of their application.

The 8-10 finalists will advance to the Pitch Round of the Competition.

All finalists will be given a Pitch event outline for their presentations and the evaluation criteria for the Pitch event.

Each finalist is required to work with a SCORE NJ Certified Mentor between April 24-May 12 to perfect their Pitch presentation.

Presentations will be virtual via Zoom and approximately 20 minutes with some Q&A from the judging mentors.


The Pitch Competition.

The Pitch presentations will be held virtually during the week of May 15, 2023.

A panel of SCORE NJ Certified Mentors from across New Jersey will serve as Judges.

All Finalists will be given the opportunity to participate in local PR events and online social media promotions of the contest.

The two winners will be announced May 18 and will be given online promotion across SCORE NJ social media venues. (by applying, you agree to allow this promotion).

How to Apply!

Open the Application PDF file and fill in all sections; including your complete contact information. Save the file, attach it to the email and send to :

PO Box 5333
Somerville, NJ 08876

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Funded, in part, through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.

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