The Minority Business Awards and the Birmingham Urban League present LAUNCH, a program that gives local entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their business and/or product for a chance to win a $5,000 grant to aid in the development and/or marketing of their brand or start-up.  Interested participants must register here and if selected as a finalist, they will be contacted to schedule their product or business pitch with our panel of judges.  All entries must adhere to the contest rules.   

LAUNCH will be presented to the Birmingham community in an on-air, on-line and social media campaign across SummitMedia’s WBHK WBHJ and WAGG and the Minority Business Awards pages. Each finalists backstory and their pitch experience will be featured for the community to learn about them and cheer them on to the grand prize grant and winner of the Business start-up award that will be awarded at the Minority Business Awards Dinner by the Birmingham Urban League with assistance from the Birmingham Business Resource Center.

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May 2025  -  The Club

LAUNCH Applications are CLOSED!
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