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Announcing the Black Founder Pitch Competition Semi-Finalists!

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! 

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