Last Chance To Enter to Compete for $10,000 - Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise Magazine January-March 2019 Issue

April 15, 2013, at 5:00p.m., a potentially lucrative window of opportunity will close for those with promising business ideas and the courage to promote them. Today is the last day for entries into the 2013 Black Enterprise Elevator Pitch Competition. Once all entries are received, a total of 10 entrepreneurs will be invited to pitch on Thursday, May 16, 2013, before a panel of judges and a live audience at the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference & Expo hosted by Nationwide Insurance in Columbus, Ohio. The top prize for the live pitch competition, hosted by Pepsico: $10,000 in capital to help turn your idea into a viable business.

For official contest rules and instructions on how to enter the competition, go to and click on Elevator Pitch.

Join more than 1,000 outstanding entrepreneurs and top business experts at the 2013 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo hosted by Nationwide, May 15-18, at the Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. Expect innovative sessions, high-powered speakers, and an early peek at the products, trends, and services you’ll need to stay ahead of the curve. Be sure to enter our Elevator Pitch Competition to qualify for the $10,000 grand prize. To register and find out more, follow the hash tag #BEEC on Twitter, “Like” the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference on Facebook and visit!

Alfred Edmond, Jr.

Alfred Edmond Jr. is SVP/Editor-at-large of BLACK ENTERPRISE. He is a content leader, brand representative and expert resource for all media platforms under the BLACK ENTERPRISE brand, including the web site, social media and live networking events. From 2008 through 2010, Edmond was SVP/Editor-in-chief of, helping to lead the transition of BLACK ENTERPRISE from single-magazine publisher to digital-first multimedia company. From 1995 through 2008, Edmond was chief editor of BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine. He has also hosted The Urban Business Roundtable on WVON-AM in Chicago and Money Matters, a syndicated radio feature of American Urban Radio Networks. Edmond is also an entrepreneur, speaker, author and amateur natural bodybuilding competitor.