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2885 Clay Avenue

San Diego, CA 92113

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Got a great startup idea? Longing to improve your community? Or seeking novel investment opportunities or potential new clients? Then don't miss the C.L.I.M.B. Pitch War 2 - the C.L.I.M.B. version of Shark Tank!!! Watch teams of entrepreneurs battle for top honors by pitching original ideas to our All-Star panel:

Mr. Brandon Aldridge, Founder/CEO, the Auryn Group;

Mr. Juan Carlos Hernandez, Chairman, San Diego County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and SVP, Cal-Southern FDC;

Ms. Maryrose Solis, Founder/CEO, March4ward;

Mr. Tayari Howard, Founder/CEO, Tayari Media Group, Inc.;

Mr. Leonard Thompson III, Founder/CEO of Mandate Records, Inc.

Plus, we're raffling off a chance for you to PITCH YOUR STARTUP!! After the first set of pitches, three winners will have an incredible opportunity: to pitch their idea or startup in front of a live audience and get expert feedback from our distinguished panel.

Network with high-energy aspiring entrepreneurs and local business and community leaders. Enter the raffle to promote your startup. Vote for your favorite team in the audience choice balloting. See how to create your own high-growth, high-impact business model in the C.L.I.M.B. Foundations of Entrepreneurship Course.

Want to watch, network, and vote? Then register for your free ticket below!

Want a chance to pitch your idea? Then buy a raffle ticket for $5.00 here: (

Light refreshments will be served. So reserve your spot now!!

Questions? Check out the FAQs below. See you there!






What is C.L.I.M.B.? C.L.I.M.B. (Community Life Improvement and Multicultural Bridging) is a 501 C-3 non-profit organization based in San Diego with a mission of Empowering Lives and Changing Communities. You can visit the C.L.I.M.B. website here. (

If I buy a raffle ticket, will I automatically get a chance to pitch? We cannot guarantee anyone a chance to pitch. The odds of you being selected depend upon the number of raffle tickets sold. The raffle winners will be announced at Pitch War 2.

If I am selected in the raffle, how long can I pitch? Sixty (60) seconds.

What is a high-growth, high impact business model? This is a model for a company to achieve rapid growth in its first five years and to employ at least ten people. High growth, high impact businesses create the most jobs and have the most positive impact on their communities.

Who is Professor Lois Shelton? Dr. Shelton is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in entrepreneurship. You can find her LinkedIn profile here. (

What is the C.L.I.M.B. Foundations of Entrepreneurship course? In this course, Professor Shelton teaches face-to-face, two hour classes on how to create and present a high growth, high impact business model. The culminating class activity is a "Pitch War" pitch competition. Equivalent courses at universities can cost in excess of $2000; however, C.L.I.M.B is offering this entire course at a dramatic discount through the generosity of its donors and supporters.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? This family-friendly event is open to participants of all ages.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? Free parking is available at the adjacent parking lot and on the street on a first-come, first-serve basis.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Contact Professor Lois Shelton at /619.531.0902.

What's the refund policy? Tickets to attend are free of charge. No refunds are available for raffle ticket purchases.

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