SkysTheLimit.org says June will be peak month for entrepreneur funding grants

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Sky’s the Limit has launched a new grantmaking initiative, the Next Level Pitch Event. In partnership with a leading tech company and its corporate foundation, the Next Level Pitch Event is a cash grant to provide seed funding to start-up companies created by young entrepreneurs in the US and UK.

SkysTheLimit.org (“Sky’s the Limit”), the digital community transforming the playground of entrepreneurial success, is pleased to announce that it plans to give away over $20,000 to entrepreneurs on its platform in June. 2022. Sky’s the Limit has already donated $250,000 so far.

In May, among other grant opportunities, Sky’s the Limit ran its monthly Friends and Family Grant; each month the organization awards a start-up grant of up to $2,500 to an entrepreneur (up to £2,000 for UK grants). This month, the Friends and Family Grant will be complemented by a host of additional grant opportunities, including the next-level pitch event, described below.

Last month, Sky’s the Limit launched a new grantmaking initiative, the Next Level Pitch Event; winners were announced on June 9, 2022. In partnership with a leading technology company and its corporate foundation, the Next Level Pitch Event is a cash grant to provide seed funding to start-up companies created by young entrepreneurs in the United States and the United Kingdom. , with grand prizes and second cash prizes. The competition also includes ongoing mentorship from the Sky’s the Limit community and team members to help provide presentation coaching. Presentations were limited to five minutes and included an introduction, an uplifting pitch, and how funding will help achieve the entrepreneur’s business goals.

On June 2, the team heard from five finalists in a 90-minute virtual pitching session. At the end of the presentations, attendees had the chance to vote for the entrepreneur who will receive a grant from Sky’s the Limit to build their business.

The partner organization works with Sky’s the Limit to help thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs from communities traditionally underrepresented in entrepreneurship launch successful businesses. Through Sky’s the Limit’s robust online mentoring platform, volunteers have the opportunity to participate through skills-based virtual volunteering: bring their passion, skills and knowledge to support entrepreneurs in their endeavors. to achieve their business dreams.

About SkysTheLimit.org:

SkysTheLimit.org is a nonprofit organization whose platform connects underrepresented entrepreneurs with volunteer professionals for free one-on-one mentorship. Sky’s the Limit’s mission is to build a global community where all entrepreneurs and their allies can build meaningful relationships and grow together. The team also offers education and training opportunities to all members as well as monthly fundraising opportunities.

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