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Pitch Perfect 2021

Pitch Your Startup for the Chance to Win up to $10,000 in Cash, Prizes and Mentorship

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.

2021 Applications Are Now Closed

Key Benefits

Access to Capital

Pitch to win funding to grow and scale your business


Garner insights from seasoned experts and executives

Development Resources

Unlock key access to complimentary tools, perks and assets

Who Should Apply

Pitch Perfect application is open and eligible to startup team who:

  • At least one or more members of the founding team must be a current undergraduate or graduate student (full-time or part-time), a recent alum within 2 years of graduation or a former student within 2 years of attending an institution
  • Have one or more member of your founding team that identifies as Black, Hispanic or Latino
  • Are based and legally operating in the United States
  • Have a demonstrable product or service (past idea stage)
  • Lead a technology or technology-enabled business (no agencies or MLM)
  • Are prepared to talk about your venture to the public
  • Have raised or received less than $500,000 in total investment (e.g., equity, convertible notes, government grants, academic grants, digital currency, etc.)

The Application Process

September 17th

Applications Open

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Applications Close

October 19th

Pitch Participants Announced

November 13th

Pitch Perfect

PitchFest Presenters

Patrick Munis

Chief Executive Officer

NewWave Telecom & Technologies, Inc.

Fredric Martin

Google Office lead Speaker


Henri Robert

Apple Office lead Speaker


Register for Pitch Perfect

Haven't started your application yet? Take the first step towards submitting your business venture today. 

Become a Sponsor

Supporting Pitch Perfect is an amazing way to get your company exposed to an array of founders and highly skilled  business and technical professionals. Your contributions will not only help us cover operational costs but sow seeds of  investment into a diverse and dynamic entrepreneurial landscape.

Securing a Pitch Perfect partnership  promotes the continued growth for the innovation community and ensures a one of a kind experience for our participants and event attendees.

How It Works

Take these three simple steps and become our partner!

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Meet Our Partners

Pitch Perfect is the culmination of a collective effort of several strategic corporate and community partners. Learn more about them below.

Gold Level Sponsors

Harrison Hudson

WordPress Dev.

Elizabeth Sofia

WordPress Dev.

Charlie Cooper

Front-End Dev

Lucy Evelyn

Ui/UX Designer

Silver Level Sponsors

Bronze Level Sponsors

Community Sponsors

Frequently Asked Questions

We will be selecting between 8 to 10 teams to pitch. Invites to attend the event will be extended to our mailing list of over 10,000 startup enthusiasts, stakeholders and interested parties.

We have prepared a post-event  line of programming and  partnerships to ensure that our  founders have the adequate  resources to accelerate their  ideas beyond the weekend.

Founders not selected for the competition will have their ideas nurtured and accelerated with access to a series of on-going trainings, tutorials and presentations throughout the calendar year. 

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