Igniting Innovation: 2023 Black Ambition Prize Demo Day
100 Founders, Countless Impact: Celebrating Trailblazing Entrepreneurs
Event Overview: The 2023 Black Ambition Prize Competition reaches its crescendo with an electrifying Demo Day on November 9, 2023 in New York. This extraordinary event spotlights a $1M pitch competition, where visionary entrepreneurs compete for life-changing investments. In total, up to $3M will be granted to a select cohort of 35 groundbreaking individuals who are reshaping the landscape of innovation. Anticipating the presence of 250 founders, ecosystem builders, and prospective funders, this promises to be a day of unparalleled networking and inspiration.
Join us on November 9th, 2023, for a day of innovation, inspiration, and investment at the Black Ambition Prize 2023 Demo Day. Witness the impact of these trailblazing entrepreneurs, and be a part of the change. Demo Day programming will include a guest host, panel discussion, fireside chat, and conclude with a celebratory reception!
|4:00 PM||$1M Pitch Competition|
|5:00 PM||A Conversation with 2021 and 2022 Prize Winners|
|5:45 PM||Pitch Competition Continued|
|6:45 PM||Fireside Chat with, Black Ambition CEO, Felecia Hatcher and Founder Pharrell Williams|
|7:30 PM||2023 Black Ambition Prize Winners Announced|
|8:00 PM||Networking Reception|
Stay tuned for updates, and secure your spot today!
About Black Ambition
Black Ambition was launched by Pharrell Williams in 2020 to close the opportunity and wealth gap in America through entrepreneurship. Black Ambition invests capital and resources in high-growth startups founded by Black, Hispanic and HBCU-affiliated entrepreneurs pursuing ventures in tech, media and entertainment, healthcare, Web 3.0 and consumer products and services.
Black Ambition hosts two prize competitions – one focused on Black and Hispanic entrepreneurs and the second focused on Black and Hispanic scholars at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). To date, 65 founders have been awarded prizes ranging from $15K to $1M and 750 founders have received high-impact mentorship. The 3rd annual Black Ambition Prize competition launched on March 1, 2023 and will culminate on November 9, 2023 in NYC. Throughout the prize competition, participants receive access to online resources on entrepreneurship, group and individual mentor opportunities, and coaching to develop pitches.