Bridging Innovation Pitch Competition

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Date: May 5, 2023 | Location: Hudson Yards, New York City, New York

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ITSMF presents the 2nd Annual Bridging Innovation Pitch Competition for entrepreneurs.

bridging innovation pitch competition deadline 1/13/23


  • Revenue generating
  • Minority Owned Business
  • 2 – 3 years in business preferred
  • Company must be formed under United States law and operating in the United States
  • For profit or non-profit businesses within the technology industry
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Available to pitch in-person

Applications Open
December 9, 2022

Deadline to Submit
January 13, 2023

Semi-finalists Determination
By February 24, 2023

If you are selected as a semi-finalist, you’ll receive:

  • 1 Round trip flight to ITSMF’s S1-23 Symposium to pitch live
  • 2-night stay in Symposium host hotel
  • Complimentary registration to ITSMF’s S1-23 Symposium
  • Access to ITSMF’s network of black senior executives in technology
  • Mentorship for your company
  • Eligible to win up to $10,000 of seed money, made payable to your company

If you are selected as the 1st place winner, you’ll receive:

  • A meeting with the pitch competition judges
  • Private Coaching from a seasoned entrepreneur
  • $10,000 Grand Prize

All semi-finalists will be notified shortly after February 24, 2023. We ask that you do not reach out directly to the ITSMF team for a status update on your application. This may result in your disqualification.


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