Coalition of Black Excellence (CBE) is excited to announce Pitch Day Competition during the CBE Summit on Friday, February 22 from 9:30 – 12:30.

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pitch day

Coalition of Black Excellence (CBE) is excited to announce Pitch Day Competition during the CBE Summit on Friday, February 22 from 9:30 – 12:30.

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!

CBE Pitch Day presents 4 Pitch Groups:

9:30 AM -10:15 AM PST
(3) High School Entrepreneurs
10:15 AM -11:00 AM PST
(3) Higher Education Entrepreneurs
11:00 AM -11:45 AM PST
(3) Professional Entrepreneurs
11:45 AM -12:30 PM PST
(3) Women Entrepreneurs

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!

All participants will have the opportunity to win CASH prizes within their respective category:  

CBE with the participation of its expert (bios forthcoming) and Pitch Day Audience will select one winner from each category for the following prizes:

  • High School Entrepreneurs ($3000)
  • Higher Education Entrepreneurs ($3000)
  • Professional Entrepreneurs ($5000)
  • 3 Women Entrepreneurs ($5000)

How Does
it work

Step 0: Decide to participate and choose which group to compete
Step 1: Submit an application to participate here by Feb 7th for an initial screening.
Step 2: Receive confirmation of a second-round interview by Feb 14th.
Step 3: Accept final invitation when selected
Step 4: Prepare an 8-minute pitch for our VCs, investor panel and audience
Step 5: Participate in 4 minute Q&A with judges
Step 6: Be selected as the winner!


  1. Pitch to a variety of investors
  2. Receive invaluable feedback on your business
  3. Gain access for 10 supporters to pitch competition.
  4. Chance to win a Cash Prize!
  5. Finalists get complimentary CBE Summit ticket
  6. Get exposure: Complimentary vendor booth at CBE vendor showcase on Thursday, February 21, 2019
  7. Receive a acknowledgement at the CBE Gala


has now closed.

Registration has now closed. Thank you for the numerous applications received representing entrepreneurially craftiness and spirit across multiple industries.

Additional appreciation to Google Cloud for startups who will provide the top entrepreneurs with membership in Google’s Cloud Startup Spark Program.  This includes up to $100,000 in Cloud and Firebase credits, access to Google engineers for office hours, in-depth 1:1 architecture reviews, and invitations to exclusive local events.

We look forward to seeing you all on February 22 from 9:30-12:30 get ticket information here.