To qualify for the pitch competition, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Your company must have Black founder
  2. Located in Pine Bluff, El Dorado or West Helena
  3. Registered in the State of Arkansas
  4. Operated for at least 6 months.
  5. Be a for-profit business.

Judging Criteria

  1. Bold Idea: What problem does the idea solve?
  2. Business Model: Is the business model viable? Has the revenue model been defined?
  3. Scalability: Does the business model scalable? How large is the addressable market?
  4. Innovative: What makes the idea unique or different?
  5. Execution: Does the founder has skills, commitment, and experiences to execute the

proposed business model?

  1. Pitch Presentation: How well did the presenter convey the idea? And how did the presenter plan to use $5,000?
  2. Impact: What is the potential impact of the idea to the community?

Competition Terms & Conditions

  1. Not more than Five finalists will be selected to compete in the Pitch Competition.
  2. One representative of each finalist company will have 5 minutes to make their pitch

presentation. The presentation will be followed by a 3–5 minute Q&A with the panel.

The winner will be given $5,000 and access to technical assistance from the ReMix Ideas team.

  1. All public sessions of the competition may be recorded and rebroadcast by event

organizer. Participants should not expect or assume any rights of confidentiality

related to data or information presented or discussed during the public session.

  1. Competition organizer reserves the right to disqualify any application submission

that it deems inappropriate, unethical, or offensive – or to disqualify any finalist that

violates the rules of the competition.

  1. The prize winner(s) must, at the organizer’s request, participate in all promotional

activity surrounding the award. Winners consent to the organizer using their name

and image in promotional materials.

  1. Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) between an applicant and organizers and/or

audience members will not be required or allowed.

  1. Business must be a for-profit entity located in Pine Bluff, El Dorado or West Helena.


To apply, please complete and submit the form below: