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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.

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What is Legal Pitch Day?
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.

Legal Pitch Day 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.

Legal departments will not be charged for this program. The price to participate for law firms will be based on size (total attorney headcount, all offices):


Participating In-house counsel

  • Uber
  • Visa
  • Flynn Restaurant Group
  • Lyft
  • PayPal
  • Intuit
  • Dropbox
  • Apple
  • Chevron
  • University of California

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!


Supplier Diversity Fair

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.