Our mission is to provide Black/Brown woman-identifying founders with access to community, capital, and capacity building in order to meet business milestones that lead to economic advancement through entrepreneurship.
We fund and scale tech-enabled, revenue-generating businesses (under $1M) founded by people who identify as Black/Brown and woman. We ignite civic engagement and hyperlocal infrastructure at the intersection of business support services, supplier diversity, social and financial capital.
Welcome to BGV's Fall 2023 Pitch Program. If you're a founder in Los Angeles, Austin, or NYC, apply to our pitch program TODAY!
The BGV Pitch Program flips the traditional pitch experience on its head: we coach entrepreneurs, host a live crowdfunded pitch competition, then connect them to community and professionals to support them on their journey. You don't need to have experience pitching, nor do you need to have a pitch deck already created. WE WILL HELP YOU WITH EVERYTHING.
To be considered for this program, applicants must be :
- Identifying as a Black or Brown woman
- Revenue generating
- 51% owned by Black/Brown women founder(s)
- In good standing
What you'll gain
- 1st Place Winner: $10K
- 2nd Place Winner: $6K
- 3rd Place Winner: $2K
- A portion of the funds raised from the audience’s votes on Raisify.co
- Membership to the BGV Connect Incubator
- Direct funding and access to a new network of business owners and investors.
Deadlines by city:
Los Angeles: Sept 22 (applications close), Oct 5 (program starts)
Austin: Sept 29 (applications close), Oct 17 (program starts)
NYC: Nov 10 (applications close), Nov 28 (program starts)