Whether you’re a budding Black entrepreneur hoping to turn your idea into a reality or an established business person looking to grow your enterprise, the Black Pitch Contest is for you! Our contest kick starts a Black entrepreneur’s journey to success—providing new opportunities to start, scale and grow your business.
The BEBC Society’s national Black Pitch contest is an opportunity for Black Businesses to learn from mentors, access resources, network and receive support along their entrepreneurial journey. This program is an extension of the BEBC Black Business Summit coordinated and run by BEBC.
In order to compete for the cash reward, participants must enter the Black Pitch Contest before the deadline of December 15th, 2022. After submitting, participants will be judged over the next months by popular vote, and a panel of judges.
The top 5 finalists will pitch their business ideas publicly at the 2023 Black Business Summit, where the top winner will be awarded.
Our mission is to help support Black entrepreneurs & businesses start, grow and attain sustainable success. Our vision is to create a diverse, inclusive and sustainable Black business & community presence in the British Columbia ecosystem, increasing our nationwide economic impact.
October 24, 2022
December 15, 2022
January 5, 2023
Pitch Finalist Selections Begins
January 20, 2023
Top 5 Finalists Announced
February 24 & 25, 2023
BEBC Black Business Summit
Live Pitch in Front of Judges
Q&A Session w/Top 5 Finalists
Judges Select Grand Prize Pitcher!
Top 5 Finalists Receive
Access to: Advisory Circles,
1-on-1 Mentoring, Pitch Bootcamps & more!
March 2023 – Winners Record Podcast Segments with Candace Lauren to Showcase Their Businesses
May 2023 – Video pieces created on impact of the pitch contest on business & the economy
Prior to applicant consideration and in order to proceed with the application process, each contestant must meet the following eligibility requirements:
Once applicants confirm they meet all the eligibility requirements for the competition, they can submit an application as followed:
After reviewing the eligibility forms and conducting a background check to ensure that each applicant is eligible, the Committee will go through the submitted audition videos. All candidates can expect be contacted.
At BEBC’s Black Business Summit, the Top 5 Finalists will present their pitches
to our panel of judges and are evaluated on the following factors: