Criteria: (startups must meet three out of 4 criteria)
- product/solution must have at least reached beta, and less than 3 yrs old
- Founders/founding team must be diverse, pitch must be given by an underrepresented founder (eg, African American, Latinx, Native American, woman, LGBTQIA, veteran, founder over 40, founder with a disability)
- startup has received less than $2M in funding
- product/technology addresses diversity, inclusion or exemplifies social entrepreneurship
Five (5) outstanding early stage entrepreneurs will pitch to investors. Companies will be limited to five (5) minutes to pitch and may include a presentation (maximum 6 slides). Prizes include cash awards, coaching, accelerator interviews, invitation-only brunch with showcase sponsor and more.