A sequel that promises to be better than the original: Pitch Black 2016

Some folks love inaugural events. Me? I’m more a fan of watching the growth, maturation, and progression of events as they take place again and again. There’s something to the repetition. And the ongoing improvement over time. That’s why I’m really looking forward to attending the second iteration of Portland’s Pitch Black.

What’s Pitch Black, you ask?

[An] event giving African-American startup entrepreneurs a platform to connect with the regions growing startup ecosystem.

Eight entrepreneurs will get four minutes to pitch five slides to the audience and then three minutes of questions about their idea. After the last pitcher has answered questions from the audience, attendees will then vote for the three winners who split the prize money equally.

Sounds interesting, right? Good. You should come hang out with us and watch the pitches. The event takes place August 25, 2016, at Instrument‘s headquarters in northeast Portland. Doors open at 5:30PM. Pitches begin at 6:00PM. Tickets are $20, all of which goes to the winners of the competition.

What’s that? You want to pitch? Event better. Skip the registration and apply to pitch.

For more information, visit Pitch Black.