The Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is excited to present Third Annual FWHCC Business Pitch Competition, an event for local entrepreneurs and small businesses. This event allows startups and aspiring business owners the opportunity to pitch their business concept to a panel of judges. The top winners of the FWHCC Business Pitch competition will receive cash prizes to assist with startup expenses and growth capital along with 1 on 1 assistance to help scale!

1st Place $3,000

2nd Place $2,000

3rd Place $1,000

Eligibility / Requirements:

  • Startup or Aspiring Entrepreneur: Startups must be in operation for less than two years.
  • Tarrant County-based: Existing businesses must be located in Tarrant County. Aspiring entrepreneurs must be residents of Tarrant County.
  • Business Registration Required: Business registration certification from Tarrant County or the State of Texas must be submitted.
  • Business Plan Required: The FWHCC has templates and will host educational sessions to assist with business plans.
  • Must attend “What Are Lenders Looking For?Workshop hosted by Bank of America.

Deadline to Apply is June 7, 2024

Our Business Pitch Competition is an empowering event that tackles the funding disparities faced by Latino-owned businesses. It provides a platform for entrepreneurs to seek less risky, more sustainable funding sources and to hone their approach to securing capital.

Here’s what participants can expect:

  • Workshops on crafting detailed business plans.
  • Insights into what lenders and investors look for in a viable business.
  • Opportunities to create a solid business plan ready for funding.
  • Assessment of financial needs and strategies to address them.
  • Networking with venture capitalists and potential investors.

Accomplishments of the Business Pitch Competition:

  • Opened avenues for businesses to receive capital with lower personal financial risk.
  • Enhanced communication skills vital for pitching to investors and lenders.
  • Expanded professional networks, connecting entrepreneurs with venture capitalists.
  • Provided a showcase for businesses to present their value proposition to potential funders.
  • Offered resources and guidance from experts like Bank of America to fortify financial strategies.

The Business Pitch Competition is designed to level the playing field for Latino-owned businesses seeking capital. This event equips entrepreneurs with the tools to develop detailed business plans, gain insights on what financiers seek, and network with venture capitalists. The competition’s success lies in opening capital avenues with reduced risk, sharpening participants’ pitching skills, and enhancing their professional networks, all with the support of financial industry leaders like Bank of America.