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Athene Black & Brown Business Summit Pitch Competition Now Accepting Applications


WEST DES MONES, Iowa, Feb. 13, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce (WDM Chamber) is accepting applications for the 2023 Athene Black & Brown Business Summit (BBBS) pitch competition, brought to you by exclusive pitch competition partner Bank of America. Deadline to submit applications is Wednesday, March 1 by 5 p.m.

Applications open for the Athene Black & Brown Business Summit pitch competition. Over $40,000 total prize money.

Applicants to the 2023 Athene BBBS pitch competition must be 51% minority owned, have been in business for at least two years and be a for-profit business. Those who are selected will be invited to participate on April 20 in workshops featuring area experts. Applicants also can win part of a cash prize given to the companies with the best pitches. Over the last two years, pitch competition winners have received a total of $52,000 in prize money.

The 2022 pitch competition saw 40 minority businesses participate, with ten of them winning cash prizes. Winners included Lumena Energy at first place winning $12,000, Autistic & Loved at second place winning $10,000 and Stagerie, Inc. at third place winning $6,000. Additional pitch winners won $2,000 and included A Little Buzzed, Dae-licious Delights, Dupee Consulting Group LLC, Evry Intention LLC, Iowa Media Co., Light Pong, and Mountain High Jz Coffee LLC.

Those interested in applying to participate in the pitch competition can view the application here. Learn more about the Athene BBBS and purchase tickets here.

About the WDM Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce is to champion all things West Des Moines and to position WDM as the best suburban city in America. A 2022 ACCE Chamber of the Year Finalist, the Chamber produces programs and events for everyone. Learn more at wdmchamber.org.

Bank of America

At Bank of America, we're guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better, through the power of every connection. We're delivering on this through responsible growth with a focus on our environmental, social and governance (ESG) leadership. ESG is embedded across our eight lines of business and reflects how we help fuel the global economy, build trust and credibility, and represent a company that people want to work for, invest in and do business with. Visit www.bankofamerica.com to learn more. 

WDM Contact:
Katherine Harrington
[email protected]
(515) 689-4447
Learn More About the WDM Chamber

SOURCE West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce


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