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Regional Pitch Challenge

Join us for our Regional Pitch Challenge!

Want to Attend? 


Thursday, June 9
5:30 – 9:00 pm PST

Berkeley SkyDeck
University of California, Berkeley
2150 Shattuck Avenue, Penthouse
Berkeley, CA 94704



If you have any questions about how you can get involved in our regional pitch challenge, please email Myisha Robertson, President & CEO, at President@sfnbmbaa.org.

About the Event

What is it?

The SF Black MBA Regional Pitch Challenge allows entrepreneurs to develop and refine their business ideas, receive valuable feedback, gain exposure, and participate in a live pitch Q&A session. Contestants will pitch their ideas to a panel of reputable judges. The challenge aims to provide exposure to emerging and aspiring, and established entrepreneurs and provide mentoring and partnership opportunities.

Who Should Apply?

The competition is open to anyone who has an entrepreneurial idea for a startup company who would like to pitch to a panel of judges to receive feedback, prizes, and the opportunity to share their startup concept. All individuals must be a member of NBMBAA® to participate in the competition. If registering as a team, one team member must be a member of the NBMBAA® for the team to participate.

To become a member

>> Visit https://nbmbaa.org/joinnbmbaa

>> Select your current career level

>>  Select the “San Francisco Chapter” 

How Does the Challenge Work?

During this regional challenge, the top ten applicants will have the chance to pitch their businesses to a panel of expert judges for monetary prizes. Each company will have approximately 10 minutes to present.


Voting & Prize

Three (3) finalists will be selected from the pool of registrants by the San Francisco Chapter NBMBAA judging panel. Winners will be announced at the end end of the event. The top three teams selected by judges will be awarded cash prizes. We will also award one participant the SF Black MBA People’s Choice Award. All attendees present will vote for the most innovative company.

  • First prize winner will receive a $5,000 grand prize
  • Second prize winner will receive $1500
  • Third prize winner will receive $500
  • People’s Choice Award: A pass to attend the NBMBAA 44th Annual Conference & Career Expo September 27th – October 1st in Atlanta, GA. Transportation and travel are not included.

In addition, our top 10 applicants will receive mentoring and coaching opportunities from our partners at Bee Partners.


Entry & Registration

Applications are now CLOSED. Please check back in 2023.