WBENCPitch is a signature WBENC program featuring a series of pitch competitions and educational sessions to help WBEs hone their business pitch, gain meaningful exposure, and compete for grants and other prizes to invest in their business.
The WBENCPitch 2022 competition includes three (3) rounds of pitching:
- Regional First Round Competitions, hosted by Regional Partner Organizations (complete)
- Live-Virtual Semi-Finals: 10/24 and 10/25 from 2:00-4:15PM EST (complete)
- Live In-Person Finals: 11/15 at “Innovate with WBENC” event in DC
Congratulations to the Finalists & all of the WBENCPitch WBE participants!
Tamika Mayes’ upbringing in Indiana motivated her path through business, community service and entrepreneurship. She grew up in a blue collar-family in Indianapolis where community, hustle and resiliency were required.
Tamika founded Reyz, which provides luxurious comfort bras and curated gifts, after her mother-in-law’s breast cancer diagnosis in 2011. Digging into her passion for business, and community and improving the lives of women and underrepresented groups, Tamika decided to launch Reyz in 2021 to support women’s breast health and recovery for all stages of life.
As CEO of the Reyz startup, Tamika is the chief everything officer and enjoys bringing her strengths, diverse skillset and experience to grow a sustainable and impactful company. She is inspired by the Reyz’s ambitious vision of comfort for all women and is humbled by every opportunity that helps her help others.
Watch Channel 4 Detroit interview “Innovation on display at 14th annual TEDxDetroit conference” featuring Tamika Mayes and her company Reyz.