• Submit Your Video Pitch, Win Tuition To Diverse Business Accelerator

    Aug 12, 2019
    Did you know August is National Black Business Month? The St. Louis region is full of innovative, passionate, and hard-working diverse small business owners who make our region a better place to live, work, and play. Particularly, we want to recognize our region's diverse business owners.

    So tell us: what would your business do with $10,000?

     This month, in celebration of all the diverse business owners in our region, we’re inviting you to give us a 30-second elevator pitch and tell us how you would use $10,000 to grow your business. In exchange, we’ll choose one person to get free tuition, a $1,000 value, to the
    St. Louis Regional Chamber Diverse Business Accelerator (DBA).

    DBA is a 12-week capacity building program for multicultural- and women-owned businesses where participants receive one-on-one business coaching, a business plan analysis, mentorship and networking advice, and marketing, legal, and accounting guidance.

    Then, on December 4th, you have the opportunity to pitch your businesses for a chance to win $10,000 worth of equity-free cash on at the Final Pitch competition, which only DBA participants may compete.

    The rules:
    • You must be a diverse business owner with an established company located in the 15-county, bi-state St. Louis region
    • Record a 30 - 45 second video pitch telling us how you'd use $10,000 to grow your business
    • Post your pitch on social media using the hashtag #ChamberDBA or email us your video pitch
    • Only one pitch per company
    • Submit your pitch by 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 31st
    •  We will announce the winner on Wednesday, September 4th


    Have any questions about the competition or the program? Contact Lakesha Mathis at lmathis@stlregionalchamber.com.​