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Emerging Young Entrepreneurs Pitch Competition

The Emerging Young Entrepreneurs (EYE) program is a year-long program uniquely designed to provide the next generation of minority entrepreneur participants ages 19-35 with support to enhance their growing business. Business owners receive guidance from corporate sponsors, MBEs, and additional stakeholders. The program utilizes an interactive pre and post-conference curriculum along with five days of hands-on training and practical application. Participants are provided the skills, tools, and strategies to start or grow their innovative businesses.

As part of the program, participants hone their pitch to investors for a chance to showcase their company at the NMSDC 50th Anniversary Conference & Exchange. Five finalists will enter the EYE Pitch Competition for a chance to win a grant to support expanding their business. 

EYE Pitch Competition WINNER


Danie Spikes

Beloved, Inc.

The 10 semi-finalists:

Daleele Alison Headshot
Daleele Alison RooksDM
Shadana Chaney Headshot
Shadana Chaney Miranda Chaney Petite Wear
William Hill
William Hill Uncharted Territory Solutions
Susmitha Raddarraju Headshot
Susmitha Raddarraju HighCloud Solutions
Erica Roberts Headshot
Dr. Erica Roberts Purposed Life
Breanna Shorten Headshot
Breanna Shorten Lumi Marketing & Creative
Bridget Speller Headshot
Bridget Speller Loc’d By Nature
Danie Spikes Headshot
Danie Spikes Beloved, Inc.
Juan Pablo Osorio Headshot
Juan Pablo Osorio Alpha Co. Marketing & Media
Domonique Townsend Headshot
Domonique Townsend We Optimize Work
Thank You To The EYE Pitch Competition Sponsors: