Sip & Pitch

Pour a drink. Pitch a business. Make an invaluable connection.

Don't forget that LGBT Business Enterprise certification fees are waived when you join your local affiliate chamber.

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How It Works

Join us on the last Friday of each month from 3 PM EST to 6 PM EST for a chance to informally present your business to a panel of experts and your fellow business owners for positive, constructive feedback and new ideas. If you have a 5 minute (or less) presentation with all the bells and whistles: great! If not: that’s great, too! Simply bring your “elevator pitch” and any messaging you’d like to work on with our experts. This is an open forum!

For the final hour ALL members of the LGBT and allied business community in the NGLCC network are welcome to pour a drink of your choice– with everything from coffee to cocktails welcome– and casually network with your fellow community members over digital video. Our community is sustained by our resilience and commitment to helping one another through the good times, and the challenging ones. So come with a joke, a story, or just a friendly face as we affirm that all of us in the NGLCC family will get through this together.

Why Should I Pitch? 

Although these are mock pitches, these programs are a tremendous opportunity for NGLCC community businesses to enjoy:

  • No-cost constructive feedback to help you improve your pitch, whether a casual elevator pitch, coordinated matchmaking opportunity, or formal pitch for upcoming RFPs
  • Judgment-free, safe-space for you to practice your pitch. Everyone in the room wants to help you succeed and share best practices
  • See and be seen by representatives from NGLCC Corporate Partners and fellow Certified LGBTBE® companies seeking your goods & services. Participation is a great way to build relationships with key buyers and strategic partners while presenting to a national audience eager to see your innovations
  • Learn what other NGLCC Certified LGBTBE® suppliers do. You will likely be amazed to hear what some of your fellow NGLCC members are up to which could lead to ways for you to work together
Share Your Idea

Apply to Pitch

Want to pitch with NGLCC? Apply online and you will be notified if selected to pitch. Please note that all sessions are recorded & livestreamed for future attendees to view.

Past Sip & Pitch Recordings

Get Involved

Interested in judging or mentoring?

If you are an NGLCC Corporate Partner interested in judging/mentoring during the pitch rounds, please contact us.