International Women's Day: The Big Pitch


This year’s International Women's Day theme is celebrating Women in Technology: Building Our Global Future. Through the Big Pitch event, we are encouraging young women ages 18 - 30, who are leading entrepreneurial endeavors to come and share your idea on how technology can be used to move the needle on certain world issues.

Each team will be asked to pitch an idea that is viable, impactful and innovative. How would your business leverage technology while making a difference in your community or even the world? You will have the opportunity to share your idea with judges from the local tech industry, as well as with Microsoft Technical Center employees.

The Big Pitch event will be held on Saturday, February 23rd. It will be host to up to 25 teams of 3 representatives who will pitch their ideas to our judges.

Additional details about the event:

  • Each team will have 5 minutes for your pitch, creativity is encouraged.

  • Teams will be provided their pitch slots upon confirmation of their acceptance.

  • Teams should be women-led. Only 3 people from the team need to attend – the lead, plus two others.

  • There will be 4 finalist teams selected to attend the 2019 International Women’s Day Luncheon on March 8th and present their pitch to our finalist judges.

If you would like to engage a team of women to participate in this free and educational event, please submit your application here.

We hope to encourage women to use their unique perspectives and knowledge to address world issues. Please share this website with your organization, entrepreneur clubs, and other interested individuals whom you feel would benefit from this experience.  


Friday, February 8, 2019 
Applications Due
 by 5:00pm

Application Form

Notification of Acceptance

Saturday, February 23, 2019 
WorldDenver Big Pitch Event
9:00am – 1:00pm

Microsoft Technology Center
7595 E Technology Way, Suite 400 
Denver, CO 80237

Friday, March 8, 2019 
Finalist Pitch Event
9:00am - 10:00am

Hyatt Regency Convention Center
650 15th Street 
Denver, CO 80202

For more information, please contact:

Alires Almon,

Barbara Bauer,