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CBE Connect

CBE Connect is the Summit’s focus on business development. CBE’s goal for this day is to promote Black entrepreneurs and suppliers and provide companies with an opportunity to diversify their supply chains.  CBE will host three events as a part of CBE Connect: the CBE Pitch Competition, Supplier Diversity Fair, and Legal Pitch Day. Each event will take place from 2:00 – 5:00 in San Francisco.

cbe LEGAL pitch day
Hosted by UBer

CMCP is partnering with CBE to present Legal Pitch Day – Powered by CMCP.

Legal Pitch Day is a program that provides an opportunity for in-house counsel to meet one-on-one with Black outside counsel from top law firms to discuss opportunities to work together.

It is just one component of the Summit organized by the Coalition of Black Excellence (CBE). The Summit, including inspirational speakers, educational and networking events and sponsorship opportunities, will take place February 20 and 21, 2020.



Location: Uber Technologies 1455 Market Street San Francisco, CA

Participating In-house counsel

  • Uber
  • Flynn Restaurant Group
  • Lyft
  • PayPal
  • Intuit
  • Dropbox
  • Apple
  • University of California
  • Chevron Corporation
  • Oakland City Attorney
  • SoftBank Robotics
  • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.

cbe pitch competition
Connecting Black Entrepreneurs with VCs

One of our goals for the CBE Summit is to continue highlighting Black excellence in our black community. If you are a black entrepreneur, you will get the opportunity to go toe-to-toe in a live pitch competition!

Pitch day provides a platform for entrepreneurs of all ages—high school, higher education, and professionals— to present their ventures, receive feedback and start to build relationships with investors and customers!

Participants will be judged by a group of experts as Venture Capitalist or Investors. In addition to our judges the CBE Pitch Day Audience will have the opportunity to choose their winner!

Sign up to watch the Pitch Competition participants go toe-to-toe at the Battery on February 20, 2020.

we are no longer accepting Applications for the pitch competition

Join us at the Battery for an opportunity to watch the Pitch Competition Participants compete for prizes!


The Battery
717 Battery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111


 February 20, 2:00 – 5:00 pm 

Supplier Diversity Fair
Hosted by Twitter!

Connecting Black Businesses with Supplier Diversity Programs

CBE wants to connect Black suppliers with opportunities with our corporate sponsors! Learn about corporate supplier diversity programs and business opportunities with CBE corporate sponsors.

2:00 – 3:00  – Supplier Diversity Fair Networking

Representatives from corporate supplier diversity programs will be providing advice on how to get certified and get business with their companies!

3:00 – 3:45 –  Ask the experts: How to leverage minority certifications to grow your business!


  • Cecil Plummer, President of WRMSDC
  • Danetta Jackson, Business Outreach Program Manager, Office of Small Business and DBVE Services
  • Stephanie Green, Executive Division of the California Public Utilities Commission
3:45 – 5:00 – Supplier Diversity Fair Networking 





Twitter HQ
875 Stevenson Street
San Francisco, CA 94103


February 20, 2020, 2:00 – 5:00 pm


  • Twitter
  • Uber Technologies
  • HP Inc.
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Google LLC