BankUnited contest for women entrepreneurs

Business By Linda Trischitta, Editor Monday, September 4, 2023

Miami Lakes-based BankUnited is once more holding its Small Business, Big Dreams Challenge.

The contest encourages women who own small businesses to enter for cash prizes of $2,500, $5,000 and $15,000.

Contestants should upload a three-minute pitch video that describes how their companies would benefit from the $15,000 grand prize.

The money is awarded to three finalists during the live-pitch portion of the third annual BankUnited Small Business, Big Dreams: Women in Business Summit, to be held Oct. 17 at the Ritz Carlton Fort Lauderdale.

The contest closes September 15. Proprietors of businesses that are at least 51% women-owned and based in Florida or New York are eligible. For rules and entry forms go to:

To attend the summit, go to