Updated: Jan 28
Black Girl Ventures (BGV) is thrilled to announce the launch of our official pitch season! The BGV Pitch Season is the first and longest-running pitch competition run by and for Black and Brown women founders. Our mission is to build an ecosystem where we invest in Black and Brown women founders and make them stronger, better, more equipped to lead and move through the obstacles they will encounter along their startup journey.
We are calling all founders based in Miami, Chicago, or Philadelphia to apply. More cities to come! But don't wait too long, doors close on August 19th, 2021.
This announcement is the tip of the iceberg because what we have in store for our pitch season is beyond our wildest dreams, from the teepee in the living room to rocking the virtual state with high energy and incredible guest judges. Our partnerships have been with Nike, Afro Sheen, Kim Crawford, Rare Beauty Brands, Equilibria, and so much more!
Pitching is an art, and startup founders spend time in our pitch practice sessions practicing their pitch during in front of their peers and mentors. With so much time preparing, it's only natural for your pitch to be better and more refined. You'll learn new strategies to grow your business, all while meeting new people, expanding your network, and being inspired.
By pitching and receiving enough votes, you'll gain funding, resources, meet potential investors and industry experts who can help you grow and scale your business.
Do not let the fear of pitching get in the way of your business and personal expansion. Here are what two of our BGV Alumni had to say about the pitch experience with BGV:
A pitch competition with BGV is a great way to start. It's a welcoming environment. Always look for opportunities that help you hone your pitch. What's great is everyone's at different levels.
The Goodwin's are the recent recipients of $200k from television personalities Marcus Lemonis and Gayle King.
Ehime Eigbe, Founder & CEO of SweetKiwi, never pitched before.
"I really enjoyed the practice pitch because it helped me, kind of, organize my slides. It was a great learning session," said Ehi. The real-time feedback she received from the practice pitch was invaluable.
When it came time for the actual pitch competition, Ehi felt comfortable and prepared to pitch in front of the judges.
"The practice session made me so much bolder in applying for more pitch competitions. It made me better because now I knew how to structure the answers better, so I'm really grateful for that," Ehi shared. Find SweetKiwi in WholeFoods!
This could be you. This is you.
Now's your chance to leave a legacy, impact your communities, and change the world. Again, doors close on August 19th, 2021. We can't wait to cheer you on!