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