Enter the 2017 ESSENCE Pitch Competition To Win $5,000 + Festival Trip!

May 6, 2017

WHAT MAKES CITIES WORK?

DO YOU HAVE A GREAT BUSINESS IDEA CENTERED AROUND URBAN RENEWAL?

DOES YOUR IDEA SOLVE AN ISSUE FACING URBAN
OCCUPANTS?

 

The 2017 ESSENCE Pitch City Competition will highlight innovations that impact urban environments in new ways around commuting, communication, urban design, sustainability and improving the lives of city residents.

 

APPLY NOW for the 2017 ESSENCE Pitch Competition powered USBC CEDC! 

 

HOW TO ENTER:

  • May 3 - May 18: Business owners* to submit one 90 second or less video elevator pitch.

  • May 22: Top 10 highest scoring* submissions are notified to submit a one-page business plan.

  • May 29: Top 3 finalists selected and notified of invitation to pitch live to a group of esteemed judges in New Orleans. 

3 FINALISTS' PRIZES:

  • A chance to compete for $5,000 for your business

  • One-on-one coaching with reputable business coaches

  • Access to ongoing resources and support by the U.S. Black Chambers

  • An unforgettable all-expense paid Festival VIP trip. 

Get more info on the ESSENCE Path To Power Entrepreneurship & Business Conference at essencefestival.com!

*Learn more on eligibility and judging criteria on official website and in official rules.

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