Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Black Enterprise Elevator Pitch Contest - Enter!

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(This entire post was taken from an email I received. The content is solely the property of Black Enterprise. It is reproduced here to advertise the contest.)

For more information, click on the highlighted link: Black Enterprise Elevator Pitch contest .

Is your business pitch on point? Need capital infusion? Enter the Black Enterprise Elevator Pitch Competition now! You’ve got nothing to lose. Just record and upload your best business pitch (under two minutes please) and send it to us.

The top 10 semi-finalists will be invited to the 2016 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit where they will pitch their idea to judges and a live audience for a chance to win $10,000!

The contest deadline is Monday, March 14th! Don’t miss your chance to pitch your big idea!


Official Contest Rules
  • A video submission (no more than two minutes in length) must be submitted via YouTube with the title 2016 be Elevator Pitch Competition—(your business name) by the contest deadline, 11:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, March 14, 2016.
  • Send your video link to beevents@blackenterprise.com. Include your name, e-mail, and phone number. In the subject line write: 2016 be Elevator Pitch Competition.
  • Ten (10) semi-finalists will be selected and notified.
  • If you’re chosen as a semi-finalist you will receive a complimentary registration for you and a guest to the 2016 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit.
  • The selected semi-finalists must be present at the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit, where they will pitch their idea to judges and a live audience. There will be a time limit of 60 seconds for each pitch.
  • The top three (3) finalists, as determined by the judges, will pitch their business again with a 30-second time limit.
  • A question and answer session from the judges will follow each presentation.
  • Your business model must be original and designed to generate sales/revenues and profits.
  • No PowerPoint presentations or other media are allowed.
  • Entrants can be one person or a team. (There is no limit to the number of team members. However, those who pitch must have an equity stake in the business.)
  • Your pitch must focus on what products or services you can offer.

Your pitch should address the following:
    What problem does your business solve?
    What are you selling? Who are you selling to?
   How much are you selling it for?
   What is your current/projected sales revenues?

Please Note: As an Elevator Pitch contestant, your name and likeness may be used for future advertising and promotional purposes. Additionally, it is advised that you obtain the appropriate legal documentation to protect your business idea or product. black enterprise is not liable for duplication of your business idea or product by a third party. Prize money will be released after all mentoring sessions are completed. The two-minute video submission is intended as a guideline. Contestants will not be disqualified for videos within the 2-3 minute range or for using props during the video. However, onsite these rules will be strictly adhered to.

Contest Deadline: Monday, March 14th!

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