Application Process.

Timeline.

The application period is open for two and a half months. Selected semifinalists then participate in a mentorship cohort refining their application and advancing their business. Grand prize winners are announced at the Black Ambition Demo Day. Our Unique Black Ambition prize process at a glance:

  1. Applications Open
    3.7.22
  2. Application Development Workshop, HBCU Track
    3.24.22
  3. Application Development Workshop, Black Ambition Track
    3.25.22
  4. Applications Close
    6.20.22
  5. Semi-finalists announced & mentorship cohorts begin
    8.15.22
  6. Finalists announced and Public Voting begins
    September 2022
  7. National Demo Day
    November 2022

Prize Workshops.

Knowledge is power, and so is capital. Through the Black Ambition Prize selection process, we aim to reduce community information asymmetries, providing access to resources to better assist applicants on their entrepreneurship journey and preparing them for the pitch presentation.

06.08

Black Ambition Futurists Informational Session

06.08.2022
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4:30pm PST

Watch this webinar to hear how we are designing an experience for us by us where your imagination can be fully focused on building your company. Black Ambition will host an information session with Cinematica Labs to educate prospective applicants on the various supports and mentorship they can expect to receive should they advance as semifinalists during the application review stage. The session will also provide an overview of the 12-week Black Ambition Futurist program experience.

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03.22

Prize Launch Video

03.22.2022

Tune in to this short 12-minute conversation among the Black Ambition staff team to learn about new features of the Black Ambition and Black Ambition HBCU Prize competitions.

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03.23

Black Ambition Prize IG Live discussion with 2021 Prize Winners

03.23.2022
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12:00pm PST

Tune in to a live Instagram discussion with Felecia Hatcher, Black Ambition’s CEO, and the 2021 Black Ambition Grand Prize winners, Justin Turk and Kadidja Dosso, to learn more about the Black Ambition Prize Tracks, application process and supportive services and resources for Black and Latinx entrepreneurs. Join us at @blackambitionprize

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03.24

Black Ambition HBCU Prize Webinar

03.24.2022
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12:00pm PST

This workshop will provide an overview of the 2022 Black Ambition HBCU Prize competition and curated support services as well as answer questions from prospective applicants in the Black HBCU Prize track about the application process and eligibility criteria. This discussion will be recorded and posted on the Black Ambition website.

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03.25

Black Ambition Prize Webinar

03.25.2022
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12:00pm PST

This workshop will provide an overview of the 2022 Black Ambition Prize competition and curated support services as well as answer questions from prospective applicants in the Black Ambition Prize track about the application process and eligibility criteria. This discussion will be recorded and posted on the Black Ambition website.

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04.05

Ask Me Anything - Application Development

04.05.2022
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12:00pm PST

Join this webinar to learn more about the Black Ambition Prize, eligibility criteria, and to hear answers to frequently asked questions.

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04.07

Black Ambition: A Discussion with 2021 Prize Winners

04.07.2022

Join us as the 2021 Black Ambition Prize Winners share their tips, experiences, and accomplishments after less than one year of winning the prize.

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04.21

Black Ambition: A Discussion with 2021 HBCU Prize Winners

04.21.2022

Join us as the 2021 HBCU Black Ambition Prize Winners share their tips, experiences, and accomplishments after less than one year of winning the prize.

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