Win $10,000 for Your Business At Black Enterprise’s Pitch Competition!

Fundraising for your tech startup? Enter the TCX Pitch Competition sponsored by Prudential, at the 2018 Black Enterprise TechConneXt Summit.
The top 6 semi-finalists will receive an invite to the 2018 Black Enterprise TechConneXt Summit, where they will pitch their product and service to a panel of judges, for a chance to win $10,000. They will also receive an exclusive interview for candidacy for TechStars’ accelerator; two 2018 TechConneXt registrations; two 2019 TechConneXt registrations; and a one year subscription to the digital version of Black Enterprise Magazine.
To deliver the perfect business pitch, make sure you answer the following questions in your pitch:

• What problem does your business solve?
• What is the solution to the problem?
• How big is the market?
• How do you differentiate from the competitors in the market?
• What is your business model? (How do you generate revenue)
• How much traction do you have?
• Who is on your team?

How to Enter

Submit your video via the form at Also, submit it on Twitter, IG, or FB
using #TCXPitch (both must be done to qualify). Make sure your clip is 60-seconds MAX. Introduce yourself in the beginning of the video and your business. And don’t forget to be captivating, informative, and concise! The deadline to enter is September 13, 11:59 PM (PST).

The Judges

Black Enterprise’s own Silicon Valley-based technology editor and entrepreneur Sequoia Blodgett will be joined by Rashaun Williams, the general partner at Manhattan Venture Partners to serve as judges.

Last year’s TCX Pitch winner Jasmine Crowe, won for her app Goodr, “a real-time food rescue app that works like Uber or Lyft, using the shared economy to bridge the gap on hunger. Schools, event planners, restaurants, chefs, hotels, and even hospitals can order a rescue driver at any time of the day to pick up surplus food. The app then directs that food to homeless shelters, food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers, and more.”


-Editor’s Note: Dr. Dionne McHaffey contributed to this article. 

Come tech with us and a cross-section of the most prestigious and well-respected people of color in the technology industry. Register now for the 2018 TechConneXt Summit, October 8-9 at the San Francisco Marriott Waterfront.