NBA Foundation Pitch Competition
The NBA Foundation aims to grow the next generation of Black entrepreneurs and tech leaders by providing the tools, resources and funding for innovative ideas through the NBA Foundation Pitch Competition on Feb. 16. In collaboration with the National Black MBA Association and Utah Black Chamber of Commerce, the Foundation will host a live pitch competition highlighting Black entrepreneurs in the Salt Lake City community and across the country. Eight entrepreneurs will present their businesses, platforms, and technology to a panel of NBA and business executives for a chance to win cash prizes.
Morgan Russell Williams
Chairman & CEO, EverWoke, Inc.
EverWoke is an award-winning enterprise SaaS company developing innovative technology to enhance trucking logistics operations.
Kandi B. Tesen
Founder & Owner, Eats LLC, Plant-Based Vegan Bakery
Eats is a Plant Based Vegan Bakery, whose products are for those who have chosen to live a Vegan, Dairy-free, Egg free, life; be it for personal or health reasons.
Owner, Empire Body Waxing
Empire Body Waxing’s mission is to offer a luxurious full-body waxing experience at an affordable price. Empire provides quality hair removal for every body while dedicating a portion of our membership fees to local nonprofits.
Founder & CEO, Kado
Kado connects students to paying micro-internships to bridge the gap between their knowledge and their skills to succeed. Kado helps businesses re-shape workforce expectations and find skilled students.
Founder & CEO, Unskrypted
Unskrypted is an interactive television streaming network that aims to redefine the narrative in the Black community by bringing Black led live and on-demand content to the forefront while allowing viewers to purchase items that are shown on screen.
Founder & CEO, paerpay
Paerpay is powering the future of contactless payments. Currently, we are focused on helping restaurants create the fastest drive-thru experience for their guests.
Co-founder & CEO, SecondKeys
SecondKeys is a real estate software company that was established in 2018 with one main goal in mind, to proptech properties and the people within them.
Co-Founder & CEO, Metric Mate
Metric Mate has a patented platform that allows you to turn any Strength Training equipment into SMART Strength training equipment with games and competitions to make workouts more fun.