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BIPOC startups compete for a chance to win a $50,000 in grants!

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Start-up Pitch Competition for Florida BIPOC Entrepreneurs

Reverse The Red™ Pitch Competition brought to you by Black Business Investment Fund (BBIF)


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Florida BIPOC-Owned startups compete for a chance to win $50K!

The RTR pitch competition aims to offer grant capital to BIPOC startups for their growth and expansion. The competition entails specialized mentorship from BBIF's business consultants to prepare finalists for the final pitch. Through BBIF's Mentorship, finalists will receive crucial guidance to enhance their brand storytelling, pitch decks, data presentation, and capital-raising fundamentals. After completing the educational sessions, the finalists will confidently deliver their final pitch. All finalists will receive ongoing mentorship from BBIF's business development consulting team and have access to other BBIF services.

1st Place Prize: $25,000

2nd Place Prize: $15,000

3rd Place Prize: $10,000

Applications Closed. 

Who Can Apply?

  • Florida-based, early-stage companies 

  • 51% Black-owned

  • Are actively selling product or service (or ready to launch, and capital is all that is required)

  • Annual revenue less than $100,000

  • Business is less than 5 years old

  • Finalists must be able to join in person winner announcement in Orlando, Florida in June. Official date TBA. 

How it works

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About #ReversetheRed


Black Business Investment Fund (BBIF) is calling on organizations, companies, non-profits, and individuals to #ReversetheRed by joining us as we invest fair, affordable, and responsible capital directly into Black-owned businesses.

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