Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council

MMTC Capital Pitch Competition

Description: MMTC presented its first-ever MMTC Capital Pitch Competition for idea phase and early stage multicultural startups in the areas of media, internet, telecommunications, and access to capital. Five multicultural- and women-owned startups pitched to a panel of judges for the chance to win the $5,000 grand prize. In addition to the first and second-place winners selected by the judges, conference attendees voted for the People’s Choice Award through the Twitter hashtag #CapPitch16.

Partners: AARP Innovation Lab; Black Female Founders; Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Opportunity for the District of Columbia,, and Luma Labs

Host: Brandon Andrews, Senior Consultant, Values Partnerships (Casting Agent for ABC’s Shark Tank)

Greetings: Kim M. Keenan, President and CEO, MMTC

Anne Marie Paterno Kilgallon
, Vice President & General Manager, Enterprise Strategy & Innovation, AARP

Erin Horne McKinney, Senior Advisor, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity, District of Columbia; Co-Founder, Black Female Founders

Aaron Saunders, Founder, Luma Labs; Founder and CEO, Clearly Innovative, Inc.

Aaron Ting, Manager, Legal & Regulatory Affairs, Comcast

Jason Towns, Managing Partner and Founder, The Towns Group LLC; Creator, Venture Fund

Pitch Presenters:
Charlene Brown
, CEO and Founder, Reciprocare

Arthur Henderson, President and CEO, Telerra Communications

Jay Jackson, President, RYSE

Rachel Haffe, CEO, Adjacent

Wesner Jules, CEO, Hoosthere;

Tyrone Prather, CEO and Founder, HBCU Classic Sports LLC

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

View the photo gallery of the session here .