Apply To Black Founders Pitch

The Black Founders Pitch Competition is an opportunity for black male business owners, who are navigating the startup phase of their business endeavors, to receive funding. If you are an early-stage company seeking market exposure, investment, and strategic partnerships, apply for the pitch competition below. Please be prepared to convey a sustainable business model that demonstrates user traction, engagement and adoption metrics. The application deadline is March 1st.

Eight (8) finalists will have three-minutes to pitch about their business storyline, product/service, innovation/ingenuity, business model, and target market. Each finalist will also have a three-minutes Q&A with a panel of respected business experts.

The audience selects the winner through our unique “vote with your dollars” method. Think of it as ‘Shark Tank’, with an audience, where everyone is a shark. The audience votes with their dollars, via our tech platform, to determine the winner. The person with the most votes wins (not the most money raised).

The deadline to apply for consideration to pitch at this event has passed. But we're always accepting applications for future pitch competitions.


To be considered for the BMV Founders Pitch, your business...

Must be at least 51% owned by someone who identifies as a Black Male


Must have a public facing website


Is in the early-stage and generating revenue (less than $1 Million)


Must be a registered United States business


The Process

1. Qualify
2. Apply
3. Select
4. Verify
5. Practice
6. Pitch


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