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Pitch Black: The Future is Female

Sun March 11 @ 4:00 pm | 6:30 pm

The women’s movement busted open the doors of 2018 like a flat screen TV sale on Black Friday.

Women aren’t taking any prisoners this year – it’s time to stand up, stand out and get ready for success.

If you’re an African American woman who made launching a startup or a non-profit part of your New Year’s resolutions, we want to hear your pitch!

Pitch Black: The Future is Female, will select 10 African American entrepreneurs with the x chromosome to pitch their business plan to a panel of judges ready to invest a grand prize of $10,000 in venture capital! You’ll have four minutes in this “Shark Tank” style pitch competition to wow the judges.

Pitch Black: The Future is Female, is a SXSW Diversity partner event, with backing from Silicon Valley-based VC firm Backstage Capital. Backstage Capital is an African American female-led venture capital fund that invests in new companies led by women, people of color and LGBTQ founders.

** No tickets are available for purchase. All attendees must have a SXSW Badge or Day Pass to gain entry to the hotel space.**


Sun March 11
4:00 pm | 6:30 pm
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JW Marriott Austin
110 E 2nd St
Austin, TX 78701 United States