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Meet the 2024 Austin Pitch Finalists  

We're thrilled to announce our pitch competition in partnership with PIMCO, which will take place in Austin, Texas! Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 23rd, at 6:00 PM CT, when we will gather at the Austin Central Library to witness the power of Black and Brown women-identifying entrepreneurs.


Get ready to be inspired, seven incredible local founders will take the stage to pitch their businesses, vying for a chance to win:


  • 1st Place: $15,000

  • 2nd Place: $10,000

  • 3rd Place: $5,000





From left to right: LaTecia Johnson Ingenius Studio OS, Lynn Callaway Good Dirt, Lamanda Ballard FloEver Health, Channing Beumer Shop CNK, Naijean Bernard

Jeany's Caribbean Elixirs, Brittany Coleman ToughCutie, Anita Akinyemi Vinti Trunk.


But here's the twist: At a BGV pitch competition, the power is in your hands! You, the audience, get to vote with your dollars on the platform Raisify.co for the founder whose business resonates most with you. It's not just a competition, it's a collective decision-making process.


This event is more than just a competition; it's a celebration of innovation, community, and supporting homegrown talent. It's a chance to network with fellow Austinites, cheer on these inspiring founders, and enjoy some light refreshments. So, don't just meet us there; beat us there and be part of this exciting celebration!


Spread the word and RSVP today! We can't wait to see you there.





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