Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Hootology Wins Biz Pitch!

nglccNY congratulates LGBTBE Hootology for winning our first-ever Biz Pitch competition sponsored by EY! We also congratulate LGBTBEs Blackland Data Management and Windows Management Experts for participating and fiercely pitching their companies.

Following the huge success of our last Certified Superstar in 2017, EY graciously offered to sponsor a competitive track to our traditional Certified Superstar program. The first of our 2018 Biz Pitch competitions was held on January 25, 2018 at EY’s offices in Times Square. The judges included EY professionals in procurement, lines of business and supplier diversity. 

There will be two more similar competitions where eligible LGBTBEs can apply to pitch to compete for the chance to pitch in the final competition in December for one of three prizes. The next Biz Pitch will take place on June 28, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at EY’s offices in Times Square. (The application period will open in May.) The third Biz Pitch will take place in September. (The actual date for September will be announced in coming months). 

In December, Hootology, together with the winner of the upcoming June 28 Biz Pitch and the winner of the September Biz Pitch, will compete for one of the following prizes:

  • Best pitch: Full scholarship to the Supplier Diversity Professional Excellence, Tuck Executive Education at Dartmouth for 2019 (approximate value: $5,000)
  • Runner up: nglccNY 2019 National Dinner Registration for one attendee (approximate value: $750)
  • Second Runner up: nglccNY 2019 Conference Registration for one attendee (approximate value: $600)

At each Biz Pitch, selected suppliers are allotted 10 minutes to present their pitch which is followed by helpful, constructive feedback from EY’s professionals. Feedback includes critique of style, content, presentation skills and communication. Participation in Biz Pitch is also a tremendous opportunity to make memorable impressions upon key decision makers at an NGLCC Corporate Partner that is deeply committed to assisting in the success of all LGBTBEs. 

Congratulations again to Hootology, the winner of our first Biz Pitch!

Hootology, Founder & Lead Innovator

If you have any questions about Biz Pitch or any Supplier Diversity program, please feel free contact nglccNY Supplier Diversity Chair Rob Finkelstein at rob@nglccny.org

Written by Rob Finkelstein,
Chair, Supplier Diversity, nglccNY

Finkelstein Platt LLP

Finkelstein Platt LLP is a certified LGBTBE focused on providing comprehensive legal and business advisory services.

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