FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 22, 2017

VENTURE DC III CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH
EMERGING BLACK TECH ENTREPRENEURS FROM THE NATION’S CAPITAL

CONTACT: Melissa L. Bradley, Chief Curator
melissabradley@mac.com
(917) 549-6092
#BlackTechDC


Washington, DC – On Monday, February 27, 2017 from 5 to 8 pm, Impact Hub DC will host the best and brightest African American tech entrepreneurs in the city. The Venture DC Black Tech Pitch Competition is a celebration of Black entrepreneurship and innovation as part of Black History Month. 

The Pitch Competition is being sponsored by the Mayor’s Office of African American Affairs, Department of Employment Services, Deputy Mayor of Greater Economic Opportunity, and Venture DC. The Pitch Competition is designed to support, promote and reward emerging African American entrepreneurs with solid businesses or ideas. The competition drew over 53 applicants from throughout the nation’s capital – from idea to early stage companies. The final eight companies and entrepreneurs who will pitch on Monday include:

  • DigitEyez, Brandon Zimmerman
  • MobiDox Health Technologies, Brittany Gerald
  • Speed Force, Chris Cranke
  • CarpooltoSchool, Kimberly Moore
  • Mully Lingua, Tami Garcia
  • RemodelMate, Inc., Chad Hall
  • The Mentor Method, Janice Omadeke
  • the Cut, Obi Omile Jr.

Venture DC was founded in 2015. Since its inception is has awarded six diverse entrepreneurs with cash support, mentorship and training. The winners have successfully generated sales, built minimum viable products and beta sites, as well as secured key advisors, seed investors and provisional patents. Our most recent winner was selected as a “Company to Watch” at Startup Grind Global 2017.

For more information, please visit http://project500.org/black-pitch-competition/ 

About Venture DC:

Venture DC seeks to create equity and opportunity in entrepreneurship through training and visibility of diverse entrepreneurs with the goal of bridging the literal and figurative innovation divide in the city.