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Call for Applications: Bridging Innovation Pitch Competition for Entrepreneurs


If you are an entrepreneur of color in US then this is an excellent opportunity for you. Applications are invited from interested applicants who are entrepreneurs, by The Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF) and Athletes Unite for the Bridging Innovation Pitch Competition for entrepreneurs for startup funding. Please note that deadline for applying for this funding opportunity is 17 December 2021.


  • Revenue generating (Minimum Annual Revenue of $25,000)
  • Entrepreneurs of color
  • 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
  • Target industry sector: e-sports/sports tech, financial technology, health and wellness, and wearables technology
  • Must be 18 years or older

Applications Open
November 4, 2021

Deadline to Submit
December 17, 2021

Semi-finalists Determination
January 31, 2022

If you are selected as a semi-finalist, you’ll receive:
The opportunity for 1 founder from your company to pitch onstage in April 2nd, 2022 during the ITSMF S1-2022 Symposium and be featured at Athletes Unite Conference in June 2022 to build awareness of your team, mission, and product.

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
  • Monetary Prize

All semi-finalists will be notified the week of January 31, 2022. 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.

For more information please visit the official page link give below:

Bridging Innovation Pitch Competition


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