Feb 01, 2016
Produced by The Pitch, Part of SheKnows Media, the #CampusPitch Contest Will Spotlight Top Women Entrepreneurs Enrolled in Colleges Across the U.S.
NEW YORK, NY – February 1, 2016 – SheKnows Media, a leading women’s media company with 92.5 million unique visitors per month* and a total reach of 256 million social media fans, today announced that it has opened the call for entries for #CampusPitch, a contest designed to empower the next generation of women entrepreneurs and thought leaders.
#CampusPItch encourages women who have founded businesses or non-profit organizations and are enrolled in colleges across the United States to submit 30-second videos explaining their organization’s value proposition. Winners of #CampusPitch will receive complimentary tickets and travel accommodation to attend We Festival 2016, a women’s entrepreneur conference taking place April 13-14, 2016 in New York City. Each winner will also consult with The Pitch team at SheKnows Media to create a professional video featuring their organization that will be shared with the 92.5 million women who visit SheKnows Media’s sites each month.
The contest is produced by The Pitch, a platform built by SheKnows Media to give female entrepreneurs the tools they need to succeed, and to help close the gap between the number of businesses owned by women versus men. To date, The Pitch and its participants have been featured in leading business publications including Fast Company, Business Journals and CNN.
“The Pitch provides the resources, audience exposure and feedback that female entrepreneurs need – but often don’t get – as they pursue avenues to take their ideas to the next level,” said Samantha Skey, SheKnows Media’s Chief Marketing Officer. “We have worked with so many talented and driven women who have put blood, sweat and tears into their start-ups – from Tanya Van Court, Founder of Sow, to Majora Carter, Founder of Sustainable South Bronx and the winner of The Pitch competition at #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us. Now, through #CampusPitch, we will shine the spotlight on some of the country’s next-generation of innovators who are starting businesses while earning their college degrees. We look forward to supporting these young women in their endeavors.”
The #CampusPitch call for entries closes at 11:59 p.m. ET on March 15, 2016. To enter, or to learn more about the winner selection process, submission criteria and deadlines, click here.
More information about SheKnows Media can be found at corporate.sheknows.com.
* comScore, Media Metrix, Multiplatform Key Measures Report, December 2015, U.S.
About SheKnows Media
SheKnows Media is the number-one women’s lifestyle digital media company with 92.5 million unique visitors per month (comScore, Media Metrix, Multiplatform Key Measures Report, December 2015, U.S.) and 256 million social media fans and followers. The company operates a family of leading media properties that include SheKnows.com, BlogHer.com and STYLECASTER.com. SheKnows Media also organizes the conference #BlogHer16: Experts Among Us, the largest annual celebration of women online content creators, social media influencers and brand executives, taking place in Los Angeles, August 4-6, 2016. With a mission of women inspiring women, SheKnows Media is revolutionizing the publishing industry by forging a new kind of model that seamlessly integrates users, editors and content creators onto a single platform designed to empower all women to discover, share and create. Whether it’s parenting or pop culture, fashion or food, DIY or décor, our award-winning editorial team, Experts, bloggers and social media influencers produce authentic and on-trend content every day. We dig deep to learn what makes our audience tick, revealing unexpected insights on women and digital media. Our robust, end-to-end suite of premium branded content and influencer marketing solutions generate more than 2 billion ad impressions per month (sources: DFP), allowing brands to distribute authentic content and integrated advertising at scale.
SheKnows Media is based in New York and Scottsdale, Ariz., with offices in Los Angeles, Chicago and Redwood City, Calif. We also operate internationally in Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom.