POSTER - InnovateHER

InnovateHER Challenge


Innovate 2017: Innovating for Women Business Challenge



The SBA is launching a nationwide prize competition to find the most innovate products and services that help impact and empower women’s lives.

ALL entrepreneurs are invited to compete!

The competition will run from December 29, 2016 – June 23, 2017

National Finalists will have the opportunity to present a live pitch to the panel of expert judges and compete for up to $70,000 in cash prizes.


Each finalist will be offered the opportunity to participate in the InnovateHER Final Challenge to be held in September 2017.





If you are up for the challenge:

  1. Submit your business plan to enter a local competition at the NJSBDC at Brookdale Community College ( ) OR the NJSBDC of Northwest Jersey ( by May 17, 2017.
  2. Make sure to follow the Challenge Criteria
  3. Finalists will be notified on May 24, 2017.
  4. The top 5 selected finalists will pitch to the panel on June 2, 2017, 9:00 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m.


Challenge Criteria

The InnovateHER Challenge provides an opportunity for entrepreneurs to showcase products and services that:

  • Have a measurable impact on the lives of women and families (30%)
  • Have the potential for commercialization (40%), and
  • Fill a need in the marketplace (30%).


To learn more visit