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AND TAKE IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL?

ARE YOU READY  TO TRANSFORM YOUR IDEA

PITCH BLACK

PITCH BLACK targets African American individuals, businesses and non-profits in need of start-up funding and mentoring to take their idea to new heights. 


The goal is simple - create a launch pad that enables participants to expand their idea. We target early stage projects, whether it is just an idea that exists only in theory or one that is fully operational .

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TAKE RISKS.

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2P - 4:30P

SUNDAY

MARCH 11

JW MARRIOTT

110 E. Second St

BITES + BEVERAGES + BEATS

2018

"What a magnificent event! The vibe was amazing, the room was packed with excitement for entrepreneurship and black and brown faces. Wow. You all should definitely give yourselves a hand. Thanks for the opportunity. "


—  NATASHA HARPER-MADISON

2016 Pitch Participant


Nine emerging Austin-area companies made the case for funding in a lively, well-attended "Shark Tank"-style competition Monday night at Galvanize Austin, an education and coworking space that opened downtown in March.


"Pitch Black ATX" drew more than 150 audience members who learned about companies offering everything from an assisted-learning tool that uses brainwaves to a fully mobile barber chair to a subscription-box service for big and tall men. It was organized by MVMT50. 

MEDIA COVERAGE

When an 11-year old is emceeing a pitch competition, you know you're in for a interesting ride.


This was the case at MVMT50's Pitch Black competition last Monday, featuring 11-year old Mikaila Ulmer of Me and the Bees as emcee while black founders pitched their business ideas to a panel of judges in hopes of getting mentorship and funding on the way to startup success.

When the watch stops  - they will have 5 minutes to answer questions from the judges and the audience.

THE PITCH FORMAT

TEN

TWO

FOUR

When the watch starts - they will have 4 minutes to sell their vision and convince us why we needed to show them the money. 

FIVE

10 contestants take center stage to pitch their idea to an audience and panel of judges. 

At the end of the night - there were only be 2 left standing.  One winner will be selected by the judges and one winner will be selected by the audience.

2016 PITCH PARTICIPANTS

ZUBY ONWUTA

Think And Zoom

thinkandzoom.com

JUDGES WINNER

African American entrepreneurs and innovators participated in in the inaugural PITCH BLACK competition. We received 24 applications and selected 9 semi-finalists to pitch in front of judges and our audience.

AUDIENCE WINNER

STEVEN WES RIDDICK

The Maximus Box

maximusbox.com

CEO

2016 HOSTED BY

COO

ABOUT MVMT50

MVMT50 is a coalition of Black thought leaders committed to sustained and systematic improvement in employment diversity, cultural representation and leadership development in the innovation, technology and digital sectors.


Our partners and participants gather annually during South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive to connect, collaborate and build consensus around disruptive and innovative solutions to empower and elevate Black thought leadership.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

  • One Judges Slot
  • 5 Min Opportunity for Remarks
  • Company profile and logo with link on website
  • Dedicated press release
  • Company name included in all press releases 
  • Logo on all print and electronic marketing materials 
  • FB, IG and Twitter tags and mentions
  •  Verbal recognition at all scheduled events

$1,000

$10,000

  • 3 Min Opportunity for Remarks
  • Logo with link on website
  • Company name included in all press releases 
  • Logo on all print and electronic marketing materials 
  • FB, IG and Twitter mentions
  •  Verbal recognition at all scheduled events

$2,500

$5,000

  • Company name on website
  • Company name on all print and electronic marketing materials 

MVMT50 is an African American Diversity & Inclusion community partner for SXSW Interactive 2018. However, MVMT50 is not owned or operated by SXSW. Marketing opportunities outlined in this deck are related to MVMT50 activations only and are not related to SXSW-organized events (such as panels or solo presentations). For more info on SXSW-organized events, contact inter@sxsw.com.

  • Logo on website
  • Company name on all print and electronic marketing materials 
  • FB, IG and Twitter mentions
  •  Verbal recognition at all scheduled events

If you’re interested in customizing a

package, or have questions about

sponsorship, please feel free to contact us.


Donell Creech | dcreech@mvmt50.com 512.781.1453

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