Business Pitch


Convención Hispana 2019 Business Pitch Competition
Request for Proposals

The Convencion Hispana Economic Development committee and the Hispanic Business Center are seeking small existing or startup businesses to apply to the Convencion Hispana 2019 Business Pitch Competition. The goal of this competition is to create and accelerate economic impact that our local small businesses have in the Greater Cleveland community.

The Convencion Hispana 2019 Business Pitch Competition is looking to award $2,500 to one business for startup or growth capital. In addition to funding, the award recipient will receive one-on-one mentoring and advising from expert Business Advisors and experienced business owners who will help you make dynamic strides in your business.

Applicants need to first meet with a Hispanic Business Center Advisor to discuss proposal and to obtain the official template.  To schedule your appointment please email or call 216-281-4422. The business must be established with a business checking account at the time the funds are dispersed, as the checks will be made payable to the business. The final round of the competition requires that the applicants present at Convencion Hispana 2019 on October 5th where a live judging and award presentation will take place.

In order to respond to this Request for Proposals:

  1. Contact the Hispanic Business Center to meet with an Advisor.
  2. Cover sheet with Name, Address, Phone, Email, Business name and statement of purpose.
  3. No more than 4 (four) page business plan that has been approved by HBC advisor.
  4. Must provide Uses of Funds Document.
  5. Be available October 5th to present, if your business moves forward to the next round.

El soporte de solicitud bilingüe está disponible para los solicitantes en el Centro de Negocios Hispanos, las partes interesadas deben llamar al (216) 281-4422 para registrarse.