What are the goals of the Pitch313?

With the support of CODE2040, Google, Grand Circus, in addition to various local organizations, Pitch313 is a pitch competition exclusively for Black & Latinx founders in Detroit.

Why are we doing this?

Approximately 1% of all VC funding is given to companies led by Black & Latinx founders. The numbers are even lower for women led early stage companies. The event provides an opportunity for these underrepresented groups to receive some foundational resources to get their idea, concept, or business off of the ground.

What are the benefits of the Pitch313 for applying companies?

  • Through the Pitch313 Pitch Competition, early-stage companies will have the opportunity to gain pivotal exposure to stakeholders, market leaders, and influencers in the tech industry. All submissions will be reviewed by members of the Pitch313 Committee, and eight finalists will be asked to pitch.
  • Finalists will receive real-time feedback from industry expert judges.
  • Cash and non-cash prizes will be awarded to the top three finalists

What are the benefits of the Pitch313 for sponsorship organizations?

Do companies need to be based in Detroit?

Applicants based in Southeast Michigan are encouraged to apply

How will prize money be allocated and distributed for winners of the Pitch Competition?

  • Only legally-established and incorporated business entities will be eligible to receive funds*,
  • Any in-kind services being offered as part of winning prizes will be arranged between service providers and winning companies.
  • * Please apply even if your company does not meet the incorporation date or total funding guidelines *

When is the application due?

8/23/17 at 11:59pm EST.

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