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Scale-Up Pitch Challenge

The NBMBAA® Scale-Up Pitch Challenge

National Black MBA Association® launched the Scale-Up Pitch Challenge in 2017 which works to satisfy the mission of the Association to help create and support wealth building opportunities for its members, with previous winners experiencing great success with investors due to exposure and funding provided through this challenge. This challenge is a pitch competition designed to “Make Big Ideas Bigger” by encouraging our members to create startups that are scalable. We provide startups the unique opportunity to connect with early stage investors and venture capitalists who are ready to invest. Culminated at the 41st Annual Conference & Exposition this past September, the winning team was awarded a $50,000 Grand Prize, with additional to prizes for 2nd place and 3rd place as well as a People’s Choice Award.

If you think your startup embodies a “Big Idea” that can be even bigger, this challenge is for you! 

Congratulations 2019 Scale-Up Pitch Challenge Winners!

1st:  Alerje – Javier Evelyn


2nd: Kitty Kare Beauty – Tricia Vickers


3rd: HLDR – Jordan Syms


People’s Choice: Alerje – Javier Evelyn


2018 Winners

1st Place: NEU
2nd Place: A Dozen Cousins
3rd Place:

2017 Winners

1st Place: NUDEST
2nd Place:
3rd Place: Composio