The Minority Innovation Entrepreneurship Program (MIEP) / Minority Innovation Weekend (MIW) Innovation Marketplace and Pitch Competition (IM & PC) will showcase tech-focused startups that have been launched by a minority founder or by founding teams that include a minority co-founder. Teams participating in the IM&PC portion of MIW will have the opportunity to pitch to investors.


Each participating team should be an idea or early stage tech-focused company that have a co-founder or founder of color. A tech-focused startup is a company whose purpose is to bring technology products or services to market. These companies deliver new technology products or services or deliver existing technology products or services in new ways.


Each participating team will be provided a virtual booth in the MIW Innovation Marketplace. The marketplace will allow MIW attendees and judges to meet each participating team and to learn more about each startup company’s innovation. Each participating team will be provided a table with two chairs that they can use to highlight their startup.


Pitch Competition Format

The MIW 2020 Innovation Marketplace & Pitch Competition will be 100% virtual. Each team will have a virtual booth in the Innovation Marketplace will have 3 minutes to pitch judges and potential investors. After each pitch, judges will be given 7 minutes to ask questions.

Interested startups should sign up via https://forms.gle/sfoQF4im3vrnSeLm8.