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We are proud to announce...

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mint is continuously evolving to ensure young, minority professionals have the necessary resources to achieve their greatest potential. The MINT Startup Pitch Competition is our contribution towards bridging the resource gap for minority communities and strengthening its socio-economic fabric. 

Startups with at least one minority (gender/racial) founder and a product/service that produces community impact are encouraged to apply for a chance to win $25,000 towards their venture.

Not Your Average Pitch Competition

Invaluable Resources: 10 finalists chosen to participate in the pitch competition will be paired with successful business mentors to perfect their pitch for the big day.

Application Period:

February 1, 2020 - March 14, 2020



  • Must be over 18
  • Must have at least 2 co-founders
  • At least one founder must be a woman or a person of color
  • Startup product/service must solve or address a community issue
  • Must have been founded within the last 3 years



  • Application Available: February 1, 2020
  • Application Due: March 14, 2020
  • Finalists Selected: March 31, 2020
  • Pitch Competition: April 25, 2020



Quality of Product/Service
  • Is the product/service innovative?
  • Is the product/service worth the price point? Is the pricepoint realistic?
  • Does the product/service have a large market?


  • Does the product/service have an awareness of the competitive landscape and what is its position?
  • Does this company have financial sustainability and/or financial potential?


  • Is this product/service scaleable?


Community Impact
  • To what effect is the community impacted and on what scale?
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Winners receive $25,000 towards their ventures!

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