Mar
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BGV Pitch @ SXSW 2019 presented by Capital Factory and Google Cloud for Startups
WE BELIEVE IN A WORLD WHERE ALL IDEAS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SUCCEED. The Black Girl Ventures (BGV) Pitch Competition presented by Cap...
Capital Factory
701 Brazos St
Austin, TX 78701
Free Event
Registration Encouraged
Monday, March 11
6:00pm - 8:00pm
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About this event

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WE BELIEVE IN A WORLD WHERE ALL IDEAS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SUCCEED.

The Black Girl Ventures (BGV) Pitch Competition presented by Capital Factory & Google Cloud for Startups.

10 Black women founders will compete for over $10K in cash and prizes including a $5K cash prize from BumbleBizz to scale their business to the next level. 

BGV Pitch is Kickstarter + Shark Tank live! The judges (champions) ask the questions but the audience votes to determine the winner. The audience can also donate to the founder of their choice, therefore, opening the door for more women to gain access to capital. 

BGV Pitch is the largest pitch competition for Black & Brown women in the U.S. covering over 9 cities and democratizing funding to create a more equitable society. You don’t want to miss this experience. It is high energy, a batch of fresh ideas and your opportunity to change the world with Black Girl Ventures, Capital Factory, Google Cloud for Startups and BumbleBizz.

How does this work?

  • RSVP

  • Attend the event. 

  • Listen to dynamic women pitch their businesses. 


  • Vote for the pitch you favor.

  • Donate to as many participating founders as you like.

  • All 10 women receive seed funding and/or resources for their business based on your donations.  


The first place winner will receive over $10,000 in cash and prizes including:

  • $5K Cash prize from Bumble Bizz

  • A meeting with an investor

  • A consultation with an accountant

  • Coaching with Shelly Bell

  • A podcast interview on The Black Girl Ventures Pitch Podcast.

  • Coaching from professional consultants from BICTECH (Blacks in Consulting and Technology, a consortium of consultants from firms such as Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Booz Allen Hamilton, PWC, etc.

Pitch participants must identify as women and Black or Brown. However, audience participation is NOT specific to race, gender, creed or identity. 

Light food and drinks will be served. [Please bring a valid ID]

This event is open to the public.  

We believe that the future of inclusion is NOT to create more silos, but that we can be leaders for Black/Brown women and everyone can help us do that. Everyone can cheer on and advocate for women founders at BGV!

Even if you're unavailable to attend you can support women entrepreneurs by donating. The Black Girl Ventures Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are charitable donations. 

Please note: There will be photography and videography at this event for promotional purposes. Your RSVP is an acknowledgment of photography and videography along with the possibility of your photo being used for promotional purposes. 

Got questions? We have answers! Email us at contact@blackgirlventures.org.

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