2023 HBCU PITCH COMPETITION
Black entrepreneurs receive less than 2% of venture capital dollars each year. To support the next generation of Black founders, the HBCU Pitch Competition provides opportunities for HBCU students seeking to launch their product in the tech industry.
Chosen students will have the chance to network and gain a firsthand experience of the fundraising process by pitching to venture capitalists at Sloss Tech. Finalists will enter a one-week program at Innovation Depot in Birmingham, Alabama, and will be supported by mentors and services following the program. The winner’s product will launch through TechBirmingham at this year’s Magic City Classic, the largest HBCU football game in the country.
HBCU students apply to participate in a tech pitch competition. Submissions deadline: April 31, 2023.
Finalists are mentored by industry experts who will work with them to refine their ideas and pitches.
Finalists will pitch their ideas to venture capitalists at Sloss Tech. Winning students will receive $10,000 in services and support, including a cash prize, and enter a one week accelerator program run by Harmony Venture Labs and AppThink at Innovation Depot.
Finalists meet regularly with their mentors to bring their ideas to life.
The winner will launch their product at the Magic City Classic – the largest HBCU football game in the country.
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