About Pitch Perfect
NewWave Foundation seeks entrepreneurs with groundbreaking ideas that have high potential to grow, transform industries and impact communities. Do you have a business venture in need of some support to take it to the next level? We are offering 8 to 10 startup teams the opportunity to pitch their ventures to a panel of expert judges to compete in a friendly competition that will provide founders with access to capital, coaching, executive mentorship and an assortment of startup tools and solutions.
U.S. startups received nearly $161.4 billion in venture funding in 2020. Yet of that funding, Latino-owned companies only received $2.7 billion and Black-owned companies, a mere $1 billion — just 1.7% and .6% of the total volume respectively.
The NewWave Foundation created the Pitch Perfect Startup Showcase to celebrate diverse, emerging founders who are leveraging technology to solve the problems of the present and propelling us into the future.
Entrepreneurs of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
The 2021 application deadline was October 17, 2021. This event is open to the public and entry is free.