Are you an entrepreneur seeking to showcase your company to a panel of investors and community peers? On Tuesday December 8th, the National Society of Black Engineers San Diego (NSBE) will present a very special networking event. In partnership with Black Tech Link, Central San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce (CSDBCC), National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Hera Hub and Sciencia Consulting, NSBE will host a virtual pitch competition and networking party to highlight some of the regions top innovators. Competition participants will have the opportunity to present their companies to a panel of expert judges and business influencers.

NSBE Entrepreneurship SIG San Diego President, Jayton Harps, stated, “San Diego has a myriad of talent that sometimes get overlooked because of the perception of sunny skies and extracurricular activities. We want to give the people a chance to showcase their grit, dedication, and phenomenal performance of being an entrepreneur day in and out. The San Diego innovation scene is growing and we can’t wait for everyone to see what the city has to offer.”

Winning Pitch Contestant will receive the following:

$2000 Seed Pitch Fund
CSDBCC Annual Membership
NSBE Professionals Annual Membership
2 Mo. Gold Membership to Hera Hub (Mission Valley or Sorrento Valley)
Marketing Consultation provided by Hera Hub
Complimentary Attorney Consultation provided by Hera Hub
Financing Consultation Provided by Hera Hub
Complimentary Access to Steps to Startup Program

To register as a pitch contestant, please click here. REGISTRATION HAS BEEN EXTENDED & CLOSES ON SATURDAY 11/28/20 @ 5pm PST.  For more information or sponsorship opportunities, please email us at entrepreneurshipprograms@nsbe.org.

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Competition Rules

1. Must be 18 and over to apply
2. Company must be a verified business entity (i.e. DBA, LLC, LLP, Non-Profit, Corp, etc.)
3. Executive Summary required
4. Applications must be submitted by Saturday 11/28/20 at 5pm PST.
5. If selected to pitch, applicant must prepare a 3 minute pitch
6. Handheld prototypes (i.e. Wearables, devices, robotics, etc.) only are allowed to accompany pitch
7. If selected to pitch during Round 2, applicant may be able to provide a supplemental pitch deck for judges.
8. One pitch per company allowed.
9. The maximum number of team members for a single pitch is limited to 2 persons.
10. Only the pitching individual or the pitching members of a team may pitch to the panel of judges or answer questions from the judges and/or audience
11. During videoconferencing pitch all cameras must be turned on while pitching.
12. The pitched idea or concept must be the original work of the individual or team pitching it. Ideas and concepts deemed by the Organizing Committee to be deceptive, insincere, offensive, immoral, or unethical may be screened and disqualified.
13. All applicants will be notified by Tuesday December 1st and must confirm participation by Thursday December 3rd.

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