FBC’s Pitch Competition: Celebrating Entrepreneurial Innovation with $12K in Awards

Recognizing Entrepreneurial Excellence

On Monday, March 4th we held our 2nd pitch competition for 8 entrepreneurs who have gone through our BEP program funded by the Government of Canada. The businesses ranged from an app to teach kids about finances and investing, a rickshaw conversion and battery replacement, a healthcare startup catered to the black experience, a food startup celebrating the food and culture from across the African diaspora, and an app to better streamline setting up social gatherings.  

Announcing the Victors

After presenting to an excited audience, the winners were crowned. The Abibiman Project is an educational food concept focused on celebrating the diverse cultures and cuisines from the African continent and Black diaspora. Katrice Justice is a financial educator and entrepreneur focused on empowering young Canadians to become more financially confident and secure. These two groups were the winners and each will receive $5000 in funding from FBC and FEDEV to support their ventures. Finally, Beauty Braids and Beyond captured the hearts of the crowd by winning the People’s Choice award winning $2500 in funding to support their business as well. 

Explore More

You can find the rest of the competitors and their businesses in our Black Builders directory.

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