Black Entrepreneurs' Award - FAQs
Supporting Black heritage entrepreneurs and their start-ups to become investment-ready.
To enter the competition, a company must fill out and submit the online application form available here before the application deadline of 20 August 2018.
For the purposes of this initiative, Black Heritage focuses on those who self-identify as coming from an ethnic background which is partially or wholly defined as Black. Leveraging the most recent Census classifications, this would encompass individuals who self-identify as the following:
Mixed/Multiple Ethnic Groups:
Black / African / Caribbean / Black British:
There is no limit to the number of different applications, although we kindly request you to submit a single entry per company.
We aim to be as inclusive as possible; if your company is registered and based in the UK, we encourage you to apply.
At the minimum your company must have a viable product/service.
All finalists will be invited to pitch their businesses to a panel of industry experts. Each company will be given a total of eight (8) minutes on stage, four (4) minutes to pitch followed by four (4) minutes for Question and Answer with the judging panel.
All applications will be scored under four categories with equal weighting to each. The categories are Pitch Quality, Market Potential, Traction and Disruption and Innovation. The decision of the expert industry panel will be final.
There is no charge for entering into the competition.
The three winners will be enrolled onto a 12 month programme receiving:
None of the prizes can be substituted by an alternative.
The winners will be notified on Judging day as part of a short award ceremony.
For any further information please email Olu Odubajo at Olu.Odubajo@KPMG.co.uk
If you are a winner of the competition, you agree that KPMG may use your name and image and the name and branding of the company you are entering, to announce the winner of this competition and for any other reasonable and related promotional and marketing purposes.