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My Brother’s Keeper Pitch (MBK) Competition


June 12, 2017

On June 12, 2017 the D.C. Department of Health, ServeDC, Department of Health and Human Services and My Brother’s Keeper DC partnered with Venture DC to launch My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Pitch Competition. These organizations made a commitment of $75,000 in prize money - the largest amount of prize money granted in the district.

The purpose of the competition was to identify viable tech/tech-enabled solutions to reduce violence in our communities that can be scaled throughout the country. The competition featured seven companies working in schools, neighborhoods, with police departments, universities and food companies. Entrepreneurs presented to a standing room only group of attendees who were excited to see mission driven businesses addressing concerns of DC neighborhoods. 

The winners of the competition were as follows:

First - Raheem.AI

Second - Get Prep'd

Third - Dreaming Out Loud

Over the next few weeks the winners will receive one-on-one coaching, skills building and develop the outcomes to be achieved with their prize money. The goal is to support their long-term sustainability and impact, locally and globally.

Check out the video from the event!