Competition Dates

The competition will run from 10 am EST on Monday, February 6 – Tuesday, February 28, 2023 11:59 pm EST (or when maximum number of applicantions are reached)
Winners Announced Monday, April 17th, 2023 – Friday, April 21, 2023

Awards distributed between Monday, May 1, 2023 – Wednesday, May 31, 2023


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Eligibility Criteria

  • Contestant must identify as Black or be black-owned and operated

  • Contestant and business must located and operated in the United States

  • Contestant business must have a business bank account in business name or business has not started (pre-revenue) a regular checking account works (cash app, PayPal cards or the like will not be accepted)

  • Contestant must provide business verification documents and W-9 form

  • Contestant must to use the grant funds to support their business startup, business growth and the community

  • Contestant can be in the concept phase, revenue phase or growth phase of their business.

  • Can't be a previous winner of the I Am Black Pitch Competition.

Cash Prizes

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

4th Place

Entry Requirements

  • Complete contestant form

  • Pitch video between 1-2 minutes (can't be a pre-made promo video)

  • If business has not started and in concept phase, a pitch deck with 5-10 slides outlining your business concept must be submitted. It must include the following details:

  • The business name

  • Business idea/concept

  • Two year plan for the business

  • How your business will generate revenue and how much over the next two years

  • The target market your business will serve

  • Amount of funding needed to bring your idea to market

  • Clearly state how your business will make a positive impact on the community

Black History Month is about reflecting on the past, celebrating trailblazers, and acknowledging the obstacles we had to overcome. 

Black small business owners have unique obstacles today due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other evergreen factors.

However, the fact that Black small business owners are able to run their businesses and achieve success, despite all the obstacles, is a great achievement.

For Black History Month, we want to give Black business owners the chance to write their own history and leave a lasting legacy. By supporting their businesses, you’re a part of their story and are helping entire generations to be one step further.