Interactive Business Pitch Weekend to Bring Funding Opportunities to Underfunded African American Entrepreneurs

When Ella Rucker spent her first pregnancy on her friend’s couch nine years ago, she didn’t have any plans to change the lives of entrepreneurs. And now she’s changing the economic climate for entrepreneurs.

The Interactive Business Pitch Weekend is coming to Washington, D.C.

Rucker, who got her start in entrepreneurism after her first daughter was born, has created an event for entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas to venture capitalists, television executive producers and on-air personalities.

The Interactive Business Pitch Weekend is a collaboration of seasoned, experienced and successful professionals who possess the skill, experience, and knowledge entrepreneurs need to succeed.

These pitch professionals have teamed up to provide “interactive” presentations and specialized workshops designed to prepare entrepreneurs and small business owners with the tools needed to pitch with confidence!

Rucker comments, “African American entrepreneurs are often not represented ‘at the table’ where the big deals are made. So we are bringing the table to the entrepreneurs!”

Underfunding of African American entrepreneurs has been a problem. Silicon Valley doesn’t house an abundant minority population. And to add insult to injury, many founders don’t know how to pitch their idea.

That’s where the Interactive Business Pitch Weekend is stepping in to help.

For two days entrepreneurs will learn the finer points of pitching. They will learn how to pitch media outlets their ideas, they will learn how to contact and woo investors, and they will also learn what it takes to present and sell their products on television.

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Source: Black News