Community- Funded Mompreneur Pitch Competition

Bordeaux Library - 4000 Clarksville Pike Nashville, 37218 - View Map Nashville
Sun, Jul 31, 2022, 9:00 AM (CDT)

About this event

We are celebrating Nashville's Startup Grind Director's 1 year Anniversary with a Mompreneur Pitch Competition funded by the Community. The mom will pitch for 60 secs. after attending a Pitch Training class on July 23, 2022. The event will be virtual as well as at Bordeaux Library on July 30, 2022 at 3 PM.

Our Judges are Corey Hart, Investor, Startup Grind Director, Dr. Aikyna Finch, PCC, Eileen Murphy, PhD, Founder, and Bill McCleskley. The Judges will vote for the top three and the community with vote to place them in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place. 

Corey Hart, Investor, Startup Grind Director

Corey Hart is a father, investor, entrepreneur, startup advisor, and global nomad. In 2021 he was recognized as Startup Grind's Global Chapter Director of the Year. 

Dr. Aikyna Finch, PCC

Dr. Aikyna Finch is a Podcaster, Social Media Coach, and Speaker. She coaches in the areas of Empowerment, Life and Social Media at the individual and group levels from her company Finch and Associates LLC. She is the host of the Dr. Finch Experience Podcast broadcasted by her company Changing Minds Online. Check out the pdcast at She speaks and livestreams on the topics of Motivation, Education, and Social Media. In 2018, she founded the Social Power Summit, an event with a Live and Virtual component for Women in STEM and People of Color in Social Media to have a platform where they can shine. For more information, go to In 2020, she started her tech coaching brand called, Technically Intuitive®. It started as a column she writes on The Coach Guardian and from there this brand now includes training on social media and on her membership site, Technically Intuitive® Toolbox. Check out the brand at

Eileen Murphy, PhD, Founder

Eileen is the co-founder of, an online platform for women who seek personal and professional growth. She has a long background in coaching women, families and educators. in combatting teacher burnout, improving communication, and promoting work / life balance. For over twenty years, she’s conducted workshops, retreats, evaluations and individual and group coaching sessions. She’s a proud wife and mother and focuses on living life to the fullest.

Bill McCleskley, Founder

Bill McCleskey serves as Founder and CEO at Mitech Partners, LLC - a tech company based in Nashville, Tennessee that helps IT Consultants and Tech Sales Professionals earn money on business telecom/cable services like internet, phone and TV service by providing a white label platform to sell these services to end users. Under Bill's leadership in year one, Mitech Partners attracted over 300 clients like Fairfield Marriott Hotels, Comfort Suites, NES, US Army and Zaxby's. Currently, Mitech holds a portfolio of over 1200 clients from California to Pennsylvania and everywhere in between with over 200 IT Partners in their Mitech Partner Program.

Bill is the Author of GET OFF YOUR ASSETS - a book that tells the story of his entrepreneurial journey from $0 to a seven-figure business and what it took to make the leap from employee to entrepreneur. Bill is also co-host of the TECH DONT SLEEP Podcast which interviews tech thought leaders and helps small entrepreneurs grow their business by using technology tools and ideas. Bill is a member of the Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO) where he serves on the board as Chair of the Catalyst Program for the EO Nashville Chapter. Bill also serves as a board member for the Nashville Black Chamber of Commerce and serves as Membership Chair.


3:00 PM CST - Introduction of Host and Judges

3:15 PM CST- Acknowledgement of Sponsors and Process

3:20 PM CST- 10 Pitches 

3:40 PM CST- Deliberation and Networking

4:00 PM CST- Announcement of top 3 and Judge Remarks

4:10 PM CST- Instructions for Voters

4:20 PM CST- Vote for Top 3 and tally votes

4:30 PM CST- Announcement of 1st, 2nd, 3rd

4:35 PM CST- Closing and Networking



Sunday, Jul 31
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM (CDT)


Bordeaux Library
4000 Clarksville Pike Nashville37218

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