Hold on to your seats for an entrepreneurial competition like no other!

NGLCC is pleased to announce the eighth installment of the LGBT Biz Pitch entrepreneurial competition plenary — our own version of the ABC hit show Shark Tank — at the 2019 International Business & Leadership Conference in Tampa Bay, FL. For more information about the conference, visit our 2019 International Business & Leadership Conference page.

The application process will be open to both NGLCC Certified LGBT Business Enterprises® (LGBTBEs) and all LGBT entrepreneurs that are eligible and intend to obtain LGBTBE Certification or International LGBTI Supplier Registration through NGLCC. A business must be 51% or more LGBT-owned and -operated in order to be eligible for LGBTBE Certification or International LGBTI Supplier Registration.

Finalists in LGBT Biz Pitch will present onstage in front of the conference plenary audience on Friday, August 16. Entrepreneurs from three finalist companies will be selected to give their best 5-minute presentation on their company, a new or existing product, market, or other innovation with the purpose of gaining valuable feedback from an expert panel of judges. The one-minute pitch videos for each Finalist will be shared during the program in advance of the five-minute onstage presentation. The winner of LGBT Biz Pitch will receive $50,000 in cash and prizes, including a cash prize of $25,000 along with an additional $25,000 business consulting package.

Learn more about the details of the competition and get some tips to get ahead at our recent LGBT Biz Pitch webinar

Application deadline is April 5. 

For more information about the International Business & Leadership Conference, click here. Any questions about the competition or application process can be directed to [email protected].