presenter application

Event date/time: Wednesday, November 13th from 6:30-9:00pm
Location: Foam Brewers, 112 Lake St, Burlington, VT

The Vermont Womenpreneurs Showcase is a curated exhibition and networking event. Our Fall Showcase theme is the Power of Two, featuring 5 Vermont-based business partnerships that include a womanpreneur as a cofounder, co-owner, or company leader. We welcome stories from a mix of industries, professional services, and products. Presenters will have up to 10 minutes to creatively talk about their businesses on our stage: how they built it, highs and lows, their services, aspirations, etc. Think TED Talk meets Moth Story Hour.  Unlike business pitches and talks, the Womenpreneurs Showcase is a place for you and your business partner to comfortably share your truth on the adventure and misadventures of starting and running a business.

The event is open to the general public with audience size of 120 people. Selected presenters will receive the following benefits:

  • VTW t-shirt, produced by New Duds;

  • Inclusion of business materials in our attendee swag bags;

  • promotional posts through social media (Facebook and Instagram), website, and showcase program;

  • presentation video posted on our Vimeo Channel and promoted in Spring 2020;

  • 30-minute 1-to-1 presentation/market your business session with VTW Cofounder and owner of Radiance Studios LLC, Mieko Ozeki.

Applications will be reviewed by Mieko and VTW collaborators. If accepted, the presenter fee is $120.00. The fee goes toward the production, organization, and promotion of this event and your business over the next year.

INSTRUCTIONS: Please complete the application below. To be considered for a presenter spot, we seek applicants where at least one of the presenting partners identify as a woman✧, own or co-own a Vermont-based business, and are excited to tell your story on stage. Additionally, we are looking to represent businesses from a variety of industries. 

Application deadline: Monday, October 21, 2019 at 11:59pm. 

✧ Transgender applicants are encouraged to apply.

* Required fields.

Presenter #1 Name *
Presenter #1 Name
Presenter #2 Name *
Presenter #2 Name
Business Address
Business Address
Phone #
Phone #
if accepted, we will ask for your logo file to post online and in our program.
Each business pair has up to 10 minutes to present. Please write a concise response to give us an idea what you would say to 100 people in the room. Some additional questions to think about: (1) what inspired you both to start your business? (2) what aspiration(s) do you have for your business?
Our focus for this Fall Showcase is on business partners and cofounders. We are looking for stories that reflect the good, the bad, the not so perfect of running a business with another person. Some additional questions to think about: (1) What commonalities bring you together to work on your business? (2) What differences create tensions and what are the creative solutions you come up with to work with each other?
Please provide a short bio, 200 words or less.