Startup Pitch Competition: US India Business Council And Humble Ventures Partner To Host Pitch Contest For Diverse Founders

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S. India Business Council (USIBC) and humble ventures are partnering to launch a pitch competition to highlight diverse entrepreneurs and connect them with potential mentors and funders.

Entrepreneurs invited to the semi-final round will present their pitches to leaders from entrepreneurship incubators, accelerators, and VCs on June 11. The top 5 will move on to a live pitch round at the India Ideas Summit on June 13 — presenting to executives from several hundred executives from tech, e-commerce, finance, healthcare, and a variety of other industries.

• Diverse founders who own or co-own early-stage startups; Business teams must have a minimum of two members, with at least one team member available to present at our semi-final (early June) and final (June 13) rounds.
• Early-stage startups: Startups registered after January 2015
• Demonstrated engagement with a paying customer base and some level of market traction
• Demonstrated plan for expanding/scaling operations

BEFORE YOU SUBMIT! We encourage you to read more about the competition here:


Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM EST on May 16, 2019. If you have technical difficulties submitting your application, please reach out to Carolyn Posner at