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Thursday, April 4, 2019

2019 Small Business ‘FeverPitch’ Competition Now Open For Black Entrepreneurs

Black Connect Announces National Call for Small Business Owners and Aspiring Entrepreneurs to Pitch Their Business Ideas for a Chance to Win Cash Prizes

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Tampa Bay, FL — Today, 3rd Party Media Corp. announced the national call for entries for “FeverPitch,” a small business pitch competition that will be hosted on its business networking platform, BlackConnect.com. Participants will have the opportunity to present their business ideas to a panel of business owners. One participant will win a $1,500 cash prize. The final submission deadline is April 30, 2019. Enter at BlackConnect.com.

Co-sponsored by Legacy Social Media Management, “FeverPitch” is a small business competition for entrepreneurs seeking to take their business to the next level or aspiring entrepreneurs who are ready to turn their idea into a business. This round of competition is open to millennials ages 18 to 38. To participate in “FeverPitch,” interested individuals must complete an entry form and provide a 60 second video pitch.

“FeverPitch captures the heart and soul of Black Connect,” said Ivan Conard, a graduate of Morehouse College and the Director of Sales and Operations for BlackConnect.com. “BlackConnect.com is a privately owned, comprehensive social media platform that provides holistic tools to meet the needs of businesses, professionals, and consumers. Because it’s privately owned, we are able to tailor the platform to meet our objectives, and also meet the needs of our members, partners, and sponsors. This allows us to host the entire competition online and open the competition to individuals all across the United States,” said Conard.

“As a millennial and the winner of two small business pitch competitions, I am looking forward to helping creative and innovative entrepreneurs, who are willing to invest in themselves, jump start their ideas,” said Keyaries Davis, owner of Legacy Social Media Management. “FeverPitch showcases the new generation of entrepreneurs, provides them with feedback on their ideas, and exposes them to resources to take their businesses to the next level,” said Davis.

Ten semi-finalists will be identified to move forward in the competition for a chance to win $1,500 to help fund their business expansion or start-up. A prize will also be given to the entrepreneur with the most engaging pitch video. Black Connect members will have a voice in choosing the winners of FeverPitch. A Guide to Winning FeverPitch is available on Black Connect to help entrepreneurs prepare for the competition.

Participating sponsors of FeverPitch include Lighter Tech and Just Write Legal. Sponsorship information is available by contacting feverpitch@blackconnect.com.


About FeverPitch
FeverPitch is open to individuals between the ages of 18 and 38 who reside in the United States. Download the Guide to Winning FeverPitch and view the official rules for more information. Restrictions apply. Direct inquiries to feverpitch@blackconnect.com. Entry period ends April 30, 2019.

About BlackConnect.com
BlackConnect.com is a business network created to connect HBCU students and other millennials with entrepreneurial pursuits. The niche community provides tools for business owners, consumers, professionals and aspiring entrepreneurs to engage across all areas of the network to promote their businesses, sell products and services, build partnerships, and more, while connecting on a professional and personal level. The mission of Black Connect is to elevate existing Black-owned businesses and to encourage millennials and successive generations to pursue entrepreneurship. The network fills the void left by other social media platforms by connecting business owners, entrepreneurs, and consumers in a holistic way. Download the Black Connect mobile app for Android in Google Play and IOS in the App Store.

About Legacy Social Media Management
Legacy Social Media Management is a digital marketing agency that helps small businesses compete with major brands in the digital world. Legacy develops budget-friendly, creative, and innovative marketing campaigns for its clients that drive sales and increase brand awareness.


Ivan Conard
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