RISING STARS pitch competition

Apply now as you've got to be in it to win it!

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All HBCU Students, Alumni, and GNO minority business owners

Track 1: HBCU Students (from any HBCU)

Track 2: All HBCU Alumni plus minority business owners in Greater New Orleans

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Apply and Get Ready To

Upload Business Model Canvas by January 26, 2024

Submit Pitch Video by February 05, 2024

Deliver LIVE Pitch in New Orleans, LA March 10, 2024 (Top 10 Finalists Only)

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A Rewarding Experience

Validate your business idea and product

Polish your Pitch and receive constructive feedback

Gain new valuable connections and potential $$$ Donations and Prize Awards

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Contestants Compete For

Non-Equity Prize Awards and Crowd Donations

Fully Paid Travel and Lodging in New Orleans

Fully Sponsored HCBU Entrepreneur's Week Participation

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