We received over 80 applications from qualified and innovative leaders across the country, and we’d like to thank everyone who took the time to share their business pitch. We’re thrilled to announce the list of the 20 founders chosen to advance to the semi-finals of our Black Founder Pitch Competition!
Congratulations to the following semi-finalists:
Robert Hatcher, Co-Founder & CEO of Aurign
Tatiana Rice, Founder & CEO of BlkArthouse, LLC
Adam Wisniewski, Founder of Carent
Christine Izuakor, Founder & CEO of Cyber Pop-up
Nick Turner, Founder & CEO of DeliverEnd
Jeff Osuji, Co-Founder & CEO of Eventnoire
Adam Jones, Co-Founder, CEO & CTO of FanFest
Art Williams, Co-Founder & CTO of Innovative School Tools LLC
Darius Grandberry, Founder & CEO of LeagueSwype
Marvin Labranche, Co-Founder of LeveledPro
Confidence Udegbue, Founder & CMO of Liquid Confidence
Malik Jackson, Co-Founder & CEO of Menububble
Reginald Parker, Founder & CEO of Optimal Technology Corporation
Georgiana Wright, Founder & CEO of PaperAI
Chisa Egbelu, Co-Founder & CEO of PeduL
Bee Law, Founder, CEO & Head of Product of QuirkChat
Brittany Harris, Founder & CEO of RootedSol
Yamillet Payano, Co-Founder & COO of Sign-Speak
Lisa Love, Co-Founder & CMO of Tanoshi
Shante Frazier, Founder of WellCapped
The semi-final round will be held virtually (closed to the public) on Monday, April 19th from 3:00-7:00 PM CST. The competition will conclude with a finalist event on Tuesday, April 27 from 3:00-5:00 PM CST, where the top 5 finalists will participate in a public virtual pitch to a panel of judges consisting of business leaders and major VC’s in our network. Join us!
Congratulations again to our semi-finalists and good luck!