Presented by: The Midlands African Chamber A Business Pitch Competition August 06, 2022 Get Tickets

About The Event

The Midlands African Chamber (MAC) invites you to partner in its first business pitch competition and awards event, Pitch Black, which is designed to promote entrepreneurship in diverse communities in the Midwest.
As the founder of the MAC, and an entrepreneur herself, Karine Sokpoh, MAC’s president realized that there was a lack of funding and capital opportunities for young immigrants or minorities in Nebraska.
As a result, the Chamber aims to fill that gap by bringing together great minds, capital and expertise in order to promote economic advancement in the community.

Why This Event

Join the MAC and Pitch Black by promoting entrepreneurship in the black and minority communities in Nebraska, and the Midwest. Our first Pitch Black Event will bring together entrepreneurs competing as either a startup or as an established business. We need businesses and community partners like you, in order to make this happen.

Eligibility Requirements, Guidelines and Scoring

The competition is open to businesses in any industry. Individual entrants or 50% of owners of corporate applicants, must be residents of the state of Nebraska, and members of an ethnic minority group, including but not limited to the African Diaspora or the African American community.To qualify, entrants must also meet the following criteria

Startup Business Eligibility

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Must have operated for six months or fewer
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Must represent a business project or concept in the early stages of development or launch
3
Must reside and do business in Nebraska (proof of residence required)

Existing Business Eligibility

1
Must have operated for more than six months (proof of licensing required)
2
Must represent a business project or concept in the early stages of development or launch
3
Must reside and do business in NE (proof of licensing or registration required)

Timeline

  • April 1st:

    Open up Applications
  • June 1st:

    Close Applications
  • July 1st:

    Five (5) Finalists will be picked to present at the live Event
  • August 28th:

    Finalists will present and three will be selected as winners

Prize Amounts

Awards

1st place: $10,000

2nd Place: $5,000

3rd Place: $2,000

4th Place: $500

5th Place: $500

Finalists

Congratulations to our Pitch Black Finalists! We look forward to seeing you on August 28, 2021 for the grand finale. Register to attend today at wepitchblack.com. KMTV 3 News Now
 
 

Emcee

Announcing our beautiful MCEE for Pitch Black! Thank you to Ms. Cole and our media partner KMTV for promoting diverse entrepreneurship in the midlands. Register for Pitch Black today at www.wepitchblack.com! KMTV 3 News Now, Serese Cole
 
 

Judges

Speakers

OUR PROUD SPONSORS

Trailblazer Sponsors

 
 

Innovator Sponsors

 
 

Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors


Bronze Sponsors


SPONSORSHIP

Join us and sponsor our business pitch competition. We will be awarding three finalists, funds to start, or grow their existing business. Our event will feature innovative speakers and hundreds of attendees.

Platinum/ Awards Presenting Sponsor

$25,000

  • 8 Tickets to the Event
  • 3 years Chamber membership
  • Inclusion in KMTV spot
  • One year sponsorship of the monthly Power Hour events
  • Name on Pitch Black Awards
  • 60 days of paid Social Media Ads
  • Company logo on Event page on Chamber’s website
  • Included in promotional videos
  • Company logo displayed during the Event
  • Company logo on the Event backdrop
  • Brand recognition beyond the Event
  • Item(s) from company included in the attendees’ bag
  • Company name included in email to attendees
  • Company executive/representative(s) to be one of the finale judges
  • Featured short pre-approved video of the company at the Event
  • Company’s signage on the podium and visible to entrepreneurs, leaders, and game-changers.
  • Branding with promotional messages of inclusion during the Event
  • Company’s name and logo displayed at the registration booth
  • Sponsor for power hour business development program for 6 months
  • Recognized as the luncheon sponsor of the award event on Aug. 28 with signs on tables as acknowledgment

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Trailblazer Sponsor Level

$10,000

  • 8 tickets to the event
  • 2 years chamber membership
  • Inclusion in KMTV spot
  • 60 days of paid social media ads starting on June 28
  • Company logo on event page on chamber’s website
  • Included in promotional videos with name and logo
  • Company logo displayed during event
  • Company logo on event backdrop
  • Brand recognition beyond event
  • Item(s) from company included in attendees bag (if desired)
  • Company name included in email to attendees
  • Company exec./rep. to be one of finale judges either prior to the event or at the event depending on schedule
  • Featured 20-30 second pre-approved video of the company at the event
  • Company’s signage/logo on the podium
  • Branding with promotional messages of inclusion during the event such as banners, backdrops, etc.
  • Company name and logo displayed at the registration booth
  • Sponsor for power hour business development program for 6 months
  • Recognized as the luncheon sponsor of the award event on Aug. 28 with signs on tables as acknowledgment

  • Buy Package
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Innovator Sponsor Level

$5,000

  • 8 Tickets to the Event
  • Two years Chamber membership
  • Inclusion in KMTV spot
  • 60 days of paid Social Media Ads
  • Company logo on Event page on Chamber’s website
  • Included in promotional videos
  • Company logo displayed during the Event
  • Company logo on the Event backdrop
  • Brand recognition beyond the Event
  • Item(s) from company included in the attendees’ bag
  • Company name included in email to attendees
  • Company executive/representative(s) to be one of the finale judges
  • Featured short pre-approved video of the company at the Event
  • Company’s signage on the podium and visible to entrepreneurs, leaders, and game-changers.
  • Branding with promotional messages of inclusion during the Event
  • Company’s name and logo displayed at the registration booth

  • Buy Package
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Gold Sponsor Level - Accelerator

$2,500

  • 8 Tickets to the Event
  • 1 year chamber membership
  • 30 days of paid Social Media Ads
  • Company logo on Event page on Chamber’s website for added visibility
  • Included in social media posts
  • Company logo displayed during the Event
  • Company logo on the Event backdrop
  • Brand recognition beyond the Event
  • Item(s) from company included in the attendees’ bag
  • Company name included in email to attendees

  • Buy Package
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Silver Sponsor Level - Partner

$1,500

  • 4 Tickets to the Event
  • 1 year chamber membership
  • 20 days of paid Social Media Ads
  • Company logo on Event page on Chamber’s website for added visibility
  • Included in promotional videos
  • Company logo displayed during the Event

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Bronze Sponsor Level- Supporter

$500

  • 14 days of paid Social Media Ads
  • 2 Tickets to the Event
  • 5K Social Media Reach/Promotional Prints
  • Company logo on Event page on Chamber’s website for added visibility

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OUR PARTNERS

Media Partners


Fiscal Partners


Community Partners

 
 

TICKETS

Individual Ticket - Members

$40

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Individual Ticket - Non Members

$50

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LIVE EVENT DETAILS

Date

August 28, 2021

Time

11 AM to 3 PM

Location

Hilton Garden Inn
6737 FRANCES STREET

I WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION

For sponsorship, partnership, volunteer opportunities, and other inquiries, please use the contact form below.
 
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