On Saturday, March 20, 2021, the first ever #MarketBlack Small Business Pitch Competition was held. It was a fantastic private event with a larger-than-expected turnout. There were seven (7) pitch competitors, five (5) judges, a dynamic and prolific speaker, and an open vote for the People's Choice Award. Most of all, it was all love and support for our BOBs. The winners of the 2021 #MarketBlack Small Business Pitch Competition are listed and seen below:
The judges panel was an all-star HTX entrepreneur line-up from Marcus Bowers of She's Happy Hair and Marcus Bowers TV to Grace Rodriguez of Impact Hub Houston, Nkem Oji-Alala of Emergent Business Solutions and African Fashion Week Houston, Dozie Oheri of Choose to Do, Inc, and Savant Moore--teacher of self-preservation to urban millenials and author of Release the Debts. Guest Speaker was Sedrick Keeler author of "You Are Powerful" and long-time host of 90.1 KPFT show, "The Conscious Mindset".
At the end of the event, people were determined to be at another one. Donate here to help small businesses in Texas stay open and become more sustainable. Your donation is tax-deductible.