The Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) has announced that they will be accepting applications for the 2023 Dream Pitch Program starting January 23, 2023.
The Dream Pitch Program is an 8-week cohort-based training program for micro-businesses in Ward 7 and 8, culminating into the Dream Pitch Competition. The Dream Pitch Competition is an opportunity for participants to pitch their business to a panel of judges, showcasing the knowledge gained through the program resulting in a pitch award between $2000 to $7500. Micro-businesses accepted into this competitive program will receive Business Development Training in 4 areas:
- Business Pitch
- Financial Projections/Accounting
- Marketing & Branding
Application Period: January 23, 2023, through March 6, 2023. To determine eligibility and before applying for the program, please review the Official Application Instructions
Final deadline: The final deadline is March 6, 2023, at 2 pm. No applications will be accepted after this deadline. No exceptions.
Send all questions in writing to Inno.ED@dc.gov. No phone calls will be accepted.