Miami, FL

Black History Month Pitch Competition

Grand Prize
$15,000
Second Prize
$10,000
Third Prize
$5,000
*Participants
$2,000

*Participants refers only to the remaining five participants that are selected to participate at the event

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Calling all entrepreneurs in Florida! Are you ready to pitch your startup and kick start your future by making history this Black History Month? Then don't miss the Silicon Valley Bank and eMerge Americas Black History Month Pitch Competition, presented by Venture Miami, eMerge Americas, and Silicon Valley Bank.

This is your chance to showcase your business in front of a panel of VCs, the Miami Tech community, successful entrepreneurs, be in the running for grants, coaching, and more. A total of 8 companies will be selected to participate in the competition, where they will have 3 minutes to pitch their business idea to a panel of judges from Venture Miami, eMerge, and Silicon Valley Bank.

The grand prize is $15,000, second-place prize of $10,000, third-prize $5,000, and the remaining five participants will each receive $2,000. We know how valuable your time is so all eight selected participants will receive grants from Silicon Valley Bank. All prize money will be awarded through Silicon Valley Bank’s, founder-focused, no fee, Startup Banking accounts that are designed to help entrepreneurs scale their business. But it’s not just about the prizes - it’s about the opportunity to make history and be a part of something bigger. The top two companies will also get fast tracked into the 2023 eMerge Americas Startup Showcase for the opportunity to win $420,000 investment into their company.

Product Development
MVP Established
Business Stage
Less than Two Years
Capital Raised
Less than $1M Raised
Location
Florida Based Companies

Join other Founders to compete for a chance to pitch on the big stage!

This is your chance to showcase your business in front of a panel of VCs, the Miami Tech community, and successful entrepreneurs, and be in the running for grants, coaching, and more.

eMerge is the biggest stage for Founders in Florida. Two Founders will be chosen to compete!

  1. Applications Open

  2. Applications Close

  3. Top 8 Founders Announced

  4. Pitch Day

Join the Competition!

Don't miss your chance to participate in this exciting opportunity! The deadline to submit your application is 5PM on Friday, January 27. Please note that by applying, you agree to allow Venture Miami, eMerge Americas, and Silicon Valley Bank to share your data with all parties.

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