Black Ambition Demo Day at the Mighty Dream Forum

By Black Ambition Prize

Join Black Ambition and Mighty Dream Forum in Norfolk, VA from November 1-3, 2022 for a gathering of like minded organizations dedicated to creating more positive financial outcomes for Black and Hispanic entrepreneurs. We will be kicking off our annual Demo Day during the forum along with hosting multiple opportunities to participate in curated networking events, a local pitch competition, interactive learning sessions and a community block party featuring food, live music and other entertainment.

MIGHTY DREAM is a multi-day forum in Norfolk, Virginia founded by Pharrell Williams where matters of business, opportunity, and money intersect with people of color, set against a backdrop of community engagement and jaw-dropping entertainment.

Black Ambition is a proud partner of the Mighty Dream Forum where we will culminate the 2022 Black Ambition Prize competition and award up to $2.5M to 25-30 founders who are building the businesses of the future. We hope that you join Black Ambition in continuing our mission of closing the wealth gap and positioning Black and Hispanic founders to excel, uninterrupted. Stay tuned for more information on registering for Black Ambition events and activations.

Learn more and register to attend here.



‎Tuesday, November 1st

Black Ambition Demo Day

Black Ambition is a set of prizes that fund bold ideas and companies led by Black and Hispanic entrepreneurs scaling business ventures in media and entertainment, consumer products and services, healthcare, technology, and web 3.0. Our annual Demo Day will feature a showcase of trailblazing Black and Hispanic pitching for a chance to win the $1M grand prize, a moderated conversation with the 2021 grand prize winners and a special guest. Register Here

Black Ambition x Black Brand Funder & Founder Networking Reception

This invite-only networking reception brings Black Ambition Network founders, local entrepreneurs, investors, corporate leaders and advisors who are aligned in seeking pathways to build wealth and opportunity and for Black and Hispanic communities together for a curated networking opportunity.

Igniting Growth: Bridging the Opportunity Gap for Diverse Entrepreneurs

Black Ambition and UPS partner with invited C-Suites to host a breakout session with thought leaders to discuss how corporate DEI and CSR initiatives can be optimized to advance entrepreneurs and small business communities to bridge opportunity and wealth gaps for Black and Hispanic communities.

Black Ambition x UMG: New Era of Possibilities in the Music Industry – Web 3.0

Join Sujata Rao, Senior Director of Digital Technology Strategy for Universal Music Group for a discussion on how web 3.0 is transforming ideas around community, proof of fandom and access to content. Utility and sustained engagement are key elements of this new era of possibilities for the music industry.

‎Wednesday, November 2

Centering Black Innovation in Tech: A Conversation with TEC & Black Ambition

Black Ambition and Google Tech Equity Collective partner to educate HBCU students on career and entrepreneurial opportunities in technology and emerging related fields.

Black Ambition x UPS: Corporate DEI Reflections

Pharrell and Black Ambition convene diverse thought leaders to discuss how corporate DEI and CSR initiatives can be optimized to advance entrepreneurs and small business communities to bridge opportunity and wealth gaps for Black and Hispanic communities.

Lunch & Learn: Working toward Racial Wealth Equity Hosted by Black Ambition x Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Greenwood Initiative

Black Ambition will partner with Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Greenwood Initiative and the Racial Wealth Equity Database team to host an informative and actionable conversation on tools and strategies for designing, implementing, and assessing equity-focused wealth creation initiatives and using data to optimize informed decision-making.

Pull Up & Pitch Prize Competition

PULL UP Norfolk!

It’s your chance to shoot your shot to win up to $50k!

Pull Up & Pitch @ the Mighty Dream Forum is presented by Omi’s World Media in partnership with Black Girl Ventures and Black Ambition, sponsored by UPS. Register Here

So Ambitious Fundraising Gala A gathering of ambitious innovators in celebration of Black and Hispanic founders to culminate the 2022 Black Ambition Prize Competition and strengthen ecosystems to position founders to excel, uninterrupted. This event is invite only.


2021 Black Ambition Prize Winner, Tomás Uribe, CEO/Co-Founder of Mavity.

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