June 2, 2023


Moving Forward

Entrepreneurs win big at SITW Pull Up & Pitch competition

VIRGINIA Seaside, Va. (WAVY) – The One thing in the H2o audio competition kicked off Saturday morning, with a ‘Pull up and Pitch’ competitors.

Black Female Ventures partnered with Black Ambition and Walmart to help Black and brown organization proprietors.

Listed here is how it worked. Business people had 60-seconds to pitch their brand name. Approximately all people walked away with a little something. One particular thumb-up from the judges was worth $200, two thumbs up gained the entrepreneur $250, and 3 thumbs were being value $500.

Those who got three thumbs up moved up to the final round for a likelihood to earn a initial area prize value at least $20,000, a 2nd spot prize of $15,000, or third position prize of $5,000.

Julian Brown from Richmond was a single of the very first in line to pitch his luxurious shoe restoration organization Kicks Klinic. His pitch won $200.

Jasmine Cross, a nail provider from Portsmouth, pitched her newest product or service ‘Jaz nail shade in can.’

“It’s a spray on nail coloration, it dries in seconds!” she described.

Erik Madison with the GVBK The Giveback Foundation, hoped to gain income to assistance at-possibility youngsters in Hampton Roads.

“Today, we’re pitching our mentorship program, we are looking for positive male influences in the local community. Males specially to assistance elevate our at-hazard youth and give them the experiences that they are not receiving at home,” spelled out Madison. “As a group chief, we have to make certain that we are giving anything we can to the youth. If you reside listed here, you want to make sure you give again to the neighborhood.”

Justine Parker pitched her athleisure bamboo garments model, JusRedor. Parker was diagnosed with Lupus in 2020. She stated it changed her everyday living. Parker believes her all mother nature apparel brand allows with long-term skin diseases, like eczema or malar rash.

“It helped alleviate my skin, leaving me discomfort totally free. It assists with that, when compared to other clothing like polyester. I’m bringing awareness,” said Parker.

Amir Driver, the proprietor of Designed in Norfolk, also pulled up to pitch. Last 12 months, Driver had to go his small business from Navy Circle Shopping mall for a city redevelopment venture.

Again in February, Driver was equipped to reopen his store in a new place and instructed WAVY Tv set 10 he was fascinated in “taking around one thing in the drinking water!”

Fast forward, the rapper and businessman is booked the full A little something in the Water weekend.

Driver is pitching in the ‘Pull Up and Pitch’ competitors, executing at the local community phase, modeling his brand name in a style clearly show and speaking on a panel about cannabis.

“We are listed here at Some thing in the Water what’s up!,” Driver explained to 10 On Your Aspect. “I obtained every little thing I requested for. We’re likely to see if it comes to fruition yet again today!”

WAVY was there when the grand prize winner was introduced. B&C’s Gloves LLC took house 1st prize. A giant test shows their winnings of $25,000.

10 On Your Aspect arrived at out to get far more data on the competitiveness winners.

Look at WAVY.com for the most current updates.