The Community Pitch Competition is open to Companies that: (i) have at least one (1) historically underrepresented founder; (ii) is legally registered or incorporated in one of the 50 United States and/or D.C.; (iii) has a minimum viable product (“MVP”) in market; (iv) has legal representation; and, (v) has at least two (2) full-time employees, excluding founders. For purposes of this Competition, an historically underrepresented founder is an individual who identifies as being: Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian or other Person of Color, LGBTQIA2S+, Women, or Disabled.
At the time of the Competition Start Date, Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at 12:00 am Eastern Standard Time (“EST”), all founders of the Company must be at least 18 years of age and older. Applicants must also be available for the Competition live stream on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 4:00 pm EST.
Employees of Sponsors, and any of their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, representatives, consultants, contractors, legal counsel, advertising, public relations, promotional, fulfillment, and marketing agencies, and members of their immediate families (spouses, parents, siblings and children, regardless of where they live) and those living in the same household (whether or not related), are not eligible to enter the Competition or win a Prize.