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5×5 gives startups a shot to win $5,000. All you need is an idea and 5 minutes to pitch it.

5×5 Night
March 26, 2024 5:00 pm
Location: Start Garden
Voting Closes: March 18, 2024 11:59 pm
5×5 Night
March 26, 2024 5:00 pm
Location: Start Garden
Voting Closes: March 18, 2024 11:59 pm

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February’s 5x5 Night winner

My Alter Ego Closet

To create a luxury women’s closet boutique and a safe space for women of all shapes and sizes who love fashion. This will be a one stop shopping closet that carries a variety of footwear, clothing, outerwear and accessories. The closet will be decorated in luxurious plush decor and chandeliers followed by a nice scent in the air. Each purchase(...) Read More

5×5 Night

Voting Closes: March 18, 2024 11:59 pm
Anna June
Plant based, less sugar and absolutely delicious allergen friendly cookies
Plant based, less sugar chocolate chip GF cookies. Free from 8 out of 9 major allergens. Even people that can eat gluten and don’t have any allergies, absolutely love our product. Only 7g of sugar per cookie, no artificial sweeteners, coloring or preservatives.
Marcel Price
"Unlocking creativity with The RE: Group - Your key to innovative solutions. #CreativeConsulting #Innovation"
Regina Hill
RRP Marketing | The Audacity to Shake Things Up
RRP Marketing is a vibrant, full-service marketing agency that delivers best-in-class marketing solutions to startups and progressive organizations of all sizes. We are strategic trendsetters, bonafide storytellers, and content OGs Most importantly, we are values driven. Oh, did I mention that we are a Black-woman owned organization? (In 2022, less than 1% of ad agency CEOs or owners were Black.)
Dom Davis
MXD JunkKing
"MXD Junk King" offers a unique approach to decluttering and transforming spaces. Unlike traditional junk removal services, we focus on personalized solutions and customer satisfaction. Our team goes above and beyond to ensure a stress-free experience, from initial consultation to final cleanup. With a keen eye for detail and a commitment to eco-friendly practices, we turn chaos into order, helping clients reclaim their space and peace of mind. Our innovative approach and dedication to excellence set us apart, making us the top choice for anyone seeking professional junk removal services. Let us be your partner in creating a clutter-free and organized environment you'll love coming home to.
Janiece Stewart
The Skin Savvy Hub: Where beauty meets community
With this grant, I aim to expand my skincare business into a dynamic storefront that doubles as a community hub for beauty enthusiasts. Funds will support purchasing supplies for products, supporting my monthly skincare events, and eventually lead up to a storefront location. My vision is to offer monthly skincare events, hands-on workshops, and networking opportunities, fostering education and connection within the beauty industry. This initiative not only fuels business growth but also cultivates a space for empowerment and community engagement.
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