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Sat, 29 Apr


Virginia Beach

Pull Up & Pitch @ Something In The Water Festival

Pull Up & Pitch is heading to Something In The Water with Black Ambition and Walmart. Shoot your shot to win up to $50K to grow your business.

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Pull Up & Pitch @ Something In The Water Festival
Pull Up & Pitch @ Something In The Water Festival

Time & Location

29-Apr-2023, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Virginia Beach, 24th St & Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23459, USA

About the Event

BGV, in partnership with Black Ambition and Walmart, is bringing Pull Up & Pitch to Something in the Water on April 29th.

Pull Up & Pitch brings the pitch competition from the “business stages” to your neighborhood, focusing on normalizing business pitching, creating visibility for innovative ideas, supporting small business revitalization, and educating the public on how to ask for and manage finances. It’s a fast-paced highly entertaining two-round competition where Black and Latinx founders, small business owners, and entrepreneurs shoot their shot with a 60-second elevator pitch to access up to $50,000 in grants to grow their businesses on the spot!

Imagine The Voice meets Shark Tank in your neighborhood! No prior pitch experience is required. Pull Up & Pitch is open to Black & Latinx founders, small business owners, and entrepreneurs from all walks of life.

How does the Pull Up & Pitch event work?


- In round 1, Founders will pitch for 60 seconds to a panel of champions (judges)

- Each champion gets one vote

  • One thumb up is worth $200
    • Two thumbs up is worth $250
    • Three thumbs up is worth $500

- If the Founder receives a vote from all three judges, they move on to Round 2

- Round 2 Founders will pitch for up to 3 minutes to special guest judges for the chance to access additional grant money + other perks and prizes from partners.

- Round two grand prizes are:

  • 1st place: $20k
  • 2nd place: $15k
  • 3rd place: $5k

Don’t just meet us there, beat us there!

Terms and conditions:

  • These sessions will be recorded/photographed. Your RSVP is consent to be recorded/photographed.
  • To be eligible for funding, you must be a legitimate business and must identify as Black or Latinx.
  • Payouts to pitch participants will be made via PayPal transfer. Please have your information ready.

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