Call for Submissions: The Mountain Dew Real Change Opportunity Fund Pitch Competition

Updated: Mar 21

Submissions Due Soon

Impact matters. For Mountain Dew, this means more than just marketing to a community; it means actively supporting it too. To that end, Mountain Dew recently unveiled the Real Change Opportunity Fund, which will deliver crucial funding to ambitious Black entrepreneurs currently attending (or recently graduated from) Historically Black Universities and Colleges (HBCUs).

Inspired by the notion that no idea is too small, those with a bright idea who need funding should apply to this February’s “The Real Change Opportunity Fund Pitch Competition,” where aspiring entrepreneurs can formally pitch their ideas in front of a panel. Leading the Real Change judge panel is Blavity’s Chief Operating Officer Aaron Samuels, a Forbes 30 Under 30 rising star, entrepreneur and builder of community in both the real world and digital spaces. It’s an opportunity that he is thrilled to be a part of.

“We are excited for our partnership between Blavity Inc. and Mountain Dew,” says Samuels. “Black people have a history of innovation, creative genius and pushing the culture forward. But too often, we have been under-resourced and have lacked substantial investments. The Mountain Dew Real Change Opportunity Fund will provide recognition and investment in the amazing entrepreneurs coming from our HBCUS.”


Read this story in full at Blavity | January 2021