Fort Worth ear care company EOSERA—which got its start in 2016 after co-founder and CEO Elyse Stoltz Dickerson won a pitch competition—is paying it forward for the second year in a row by hosting an EmpowHERment Pitch Competition.
The competition is designed for female-led, Texas-based startups. Partners taking part include Simmons Bank, Higginbotham, Satori Capital, Tech Fort Worth, and UNT Health Science Center,
The competition will have three finalists. The first-place prize of $15,000 is sponsored by Simmons Bank, and the second-place prize of $10,000 is sponsored by Higginbotham.
“With how successful last year’s competition was, we worked with our partners at Simmons Bank and Higginbotham to up the ante,” Dickerson said in a statement, noting that this year’s $25,000 prize total is double that of last year.
Live pitch to be held November 14 in Fort Worth
The competition will be held in Fort Worth on November 14 during Global Entrepreneurship Week. Applications will be received, screened, and evaluated with only three finalists selected to pitch to a live audience, EOSERA said.
For more information including how to apply, you can go here.
Check out last year’s top prize winner, Boozy Bites, here. The world’s “first premium edible cocktail” featuring a proprietary vegan and wine-based gel in a patented push-up cup—took home $10,000 at EOSERA’s inaugural EmpowHERment Pitch Competition last November.
Eosera offers a portfolio of ear care products to improve overall ear health. The company’s products are available in over 28,000 stores nationwide and online, including Walgreens, Walmart, CVS, Kroger, Rite Aid, and Amazon.
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