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Reverse The Red™ Pitch Competition for Florida BIPOC-owned Startups


The Reverse The Red™ Pitch Competition aims to offer grant capital to BIPOC startups for their growth and expansion.

Donor Name: Black Business Investment Fund (BBIF)

State: Florida

County: All Counties

Type of Grant: Competition

Deadline: 04/21/2023

Size of the Grant: $25,000


The competition entails specialized mentorship from BBIF’s business consultants to prepare finalists for the final pitch. Through BBIF’s Mentorship, finalists will receive crucial guidance to enhance their brand storytelling, pitch decks, data presentation, and capital-raising fundamentals. After completing the educational sessions, the finalists will confidently deliver their final pitch. All finalists will receive ongoing mentorship from BBIF’s business development consulting team and have access to other BBIF services.

  • 1st Place Prize: $25,000
  • 2nd Place Prize: $15,000
  • 3rd Place Prize: $10,000

​Eligibility Criteria

  • Florida-based, early-stage companies
  • 51% Black-owned
  • Are actively selling product or service (or ready to launch, and capital is all that is required)
  • Annual revenue less than $100,000
  • Business is less than 5 years old
  • Finalists must be able to join in person winner announcement in Orlando, Florida in July. Official date TBD.

Judging Criteria

  • Business Model
    • Has the revenue model been defined?
    • Is it realistic and sustainable?
  • Market & Market Research
    • Has a market been correctly identified?
    • How big is the addressable market for your company?
    • Do you understand your space in the market?
  • Execution
    • Does the company show measurable traction?
    • Have you demonstrated strong indicators of growth, revenue or other measurable traction? o Is there a strong scaling strategy?
  • Use of Funds
    • Are the requested funds serving to help scale a business or to support operations?

For more information, visit Reverse The Red™ Pitch Competition.

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