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Sarah Bennetto O’Brien from The Handpie Company named Winner of PEIBWA’s 2022 Sensational Summer PitchFest

02 Aug 2022 12:20 PM | Maryne Floch-Le Goff (Administrator)

The PEI Business Women’s Association (PEIBWA) is pleased to announce that Sarah Bennetto O’Brien, owner of The Handpie Company located in Albany, PEI is the winner of the 2022 Sensational Summer PitchFest Competition launched in May. This program – the first of its kind in PEI – was a competitive pitch competition for women entrepreneurs from across PEI seeking to grow and expand their operations.

Judges – Cathy Bennett, Founding Manager & Partner, Sandpiper Ventures; Martie Murphy, Co-Owner, D.P. Murphy; Cathy Rose, Owner-Operator, Rose Dental Lab/Seaspray PEI Vacation Rentals & PEI Business Advisory Services; and Margaret Magner, CEO, PEIBWA - determined that O’Brien’s project had the most potential for success and would benefit from the $15,000 cash prize. The Handpie Company is in the process of scaling up its operations and capacity with an ambitious expansion of facility space from 2,400 to 11,000 square feet this fall.

PEIBWA CEO, Margaret Magner was impressed by the quality of all the competition applicants. (...)

Funding for PEIBWA’s Sensational Summer PitchFest 2022 was provided by the Interministerial Women’s Secretariat, as well as the Atlantic Canadian Women in Growth Project through ACOA.

To read our Press Release, CLICK HERE

To Learn More about this Program, CLICK HERE.