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Creative Coast, Savannah SCORE to present SHE HUSTLES event on June 22

The Startup Runway Foundation will bring a pitch competition for existing businesses led by women and founders of color to the event

A summer SHE HUSTLES is set to take place on Thursday, June 22, 2023, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Clyde Venue in Savannah.

The Creative Coast will co-host its women’s leadership and entrepreneurial conference with Savannah SCORE and has also announced a partnership with the Startup Runway Foundation for the upcoming event. Startup Runway will bring a pitch competition for existing businesses led by women and founders of color to SHE HUSTLES. Startup Runway is now accepting applications for the pitch portion of the event through June 5th.

The Startup Runway Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit based in Atlanta, Georgia that plugs investors into top startups led by underrepresented founders. The nonprofit offers its Startup Runway showcase in different cities across Georgia. Up to five startups will have the chance to pitch to a panel of judges with five minutes each to present. One winner will receive a $10,000 grand prize. 

Startup Runway is for launched startups. Companies with a minimum viable product (MVP) and a few customers are the most competitive. Those interested in applying should visit

SHE HUSTLES will also feature its signature panel discussion to close out the evening. Panelists will be announced throughout May on the Creative Coast’s social media channels. Follow @creativecoast for updates. 

SHE HUSTLES is a tri-annual event that is funded by platinum sponsor the Savannah Economic Development Authority. SHE HUSTLES x Startup Runway is also made possible thanks to generous support from Wells Fargo, the Partnership for Inclusive Innovation, and Georgia Power. 

The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for networking, hors d’oeuvres, and drinks with the event beginning promptly at 6 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at Seats are limited and the last event sold out! Purchase your $30 ticket today.