You’re smart. You work hard. You have dreams.
But the road to building your business seems blocked by obstacles at every turn.
We believe in you. And we’re here to help.
Enter the Black Pitch Contest NOW to win up to $25,000, learn from mentors, and connect with experts that can transform your life. Apply right now.
The Black Pitch Contest is a program operated by the Black Entrepreneurs and Businesses of Canada Society, a non-profit organization brimming with confidence in Canadian Black business. Winners will be announced at this year’s Black Business Summit, also put on by the BEBC, where Black entrepreneurs from across the country gather to dream bigger, aim higher, and break business barriers to thrive. This year’s summit is a hybrid event, with tickets available virtually and in-person in Vancouver, Canada. Register now for an early bird rate.
In order to compete for the cash reward, participants must enter the Black Pitch Contest before the deadline of February 16th, 2024. After submitting, participants will be judged over the next months by popular public vote, and a panel of judges.
The top 5 finalists will pitch their business ideas publicly at the 2024 Black Business Summit, where the top winner will be awarded.
December 22, 2023
February 27, 2024
Public Voting for Top 30 Begins
April 8, 2024
Top 5 Finalists Announced
Preparations for Live Pitches at the Summit!
Top 5 Finalists Receive Access to: Advisory Circles, 1-on-1 Mentoring, Pitch Bootcamps & more!
Prior to applicant consideration and in order to proceed with the application process, each contestant must meet the following eligibility requirements:
Applying is easy.
Step 1: Fill out the form below
Step 2: Record a video of yourself making your pitch to the camera
Your video must include:
Step 3: Ask friends and family to get ready to vote when public voting begins February 21st.
After reviewing the eligibility forms and conducting a background check to ensure that each applicant is eligible, the Committee will review submitted application videos. All candidates can expect to be contacted.