Calling all entrepreneurs,

In the spirit of entrepreneurship, Forbes8 as part of their partnership with the Haiti Tech Summit, is proud to announce the inaugural Forbes8 Perfect Pitch Competition, beginning with Haiti!

The Forbes8 mission is to help entrepreneurs worldwide be more successful. We know that the number one challenge facing entrepreneurs today is access to Capital, and the Forbes8 team are committed to giving back to entrepreneurs and helping in practical, and creative ways. Just for Haiti Tech Summit attendees, Forbes8 will be gifting over $5K in the next 12 months and will also choose a Perfect Pitcher at the summit – who will receive an on-the-spot $1.5K cash prize.

We’re also going to be awarding select entrepreneurs the valuable opportunity to be year-round storytellers – as part of our “Forbes8 Savvy Storyteller” program, providing direct access to surface their stories & advice through the Forbes8 platform.

What: A world-class elevator pitch competition highlighting your company, story and how you intend to make an impact in the next 12 months.

Who: Early stage entrepreneurs with disruptive and scalable ideas to change their community and the world for the better. Entrepreneurs need to be attending the Haiti Tech Summit to be considered.   

How to apply:

Please register your interest hereAPP LINK ONLY PROVIDED to REGISTERED GUESTS

Deadline for Submissions: Noon EST, 17th June.

Candidates will be shortlisted & notified by Noon EST, 19th June.

Shortlisted entrepreneurs will be filmed delivering their 30-second elevator pitch at the summit (on Day 1 of the Summit, June 21st, between 3:30-4:30pm).

In preparing for your elevator pitch, please keep in mind the following:

  • Mission and vision of your company
  • How do you / your company plan on making an impact?
  • What do you need most to do more?
  • How specifically do you intend to put the $1K prize money to best use?
  • *If your company is based in Haiti, we’d love to hear about your commitment to and plans on helping Haiti become a tech hub by the year 2030

Prizes:  

1 – Forbes8 Perfect Pitcher – An immediate $1.5K cash prize will be gifted to a worthy entrepreneur. In addition, you will receive an hour of mentorship, social promotion, an exclusive Forbes8 digital badge, and a feature in the Forbes8 app.

2 – Forbes8 Rising Star – Four $1K prizes will be given to entrepreneurs over the course of the next 12 months. Each honoree receives mentorship, social promotion, an exclusive Forbes8 digital badge

3 – Forbes8 Savvy Storyteller – You’ll be awarded a physical “Storytelling Kit”, enabling you to be year-round storytellers for Forbes8. Your video content will live in Forbes8 with incredible exposure to a global audience while growing your personal brand.

We wish all of you the best of luck and are eagerly awaiting your submissions. Look forward to seeing you in person at the summit!

Best,

Haiti Tech Summit and The Forbes8 Team