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Miami-Dade Mayor, Daniella Levine Cava, and District 2 Commissioner, Jean Monestime, have just launched the BIzUp Grant program and invite Miami-Dade County businesses to apply to a pitch competition for a chance to win one of several $50,000 grants, and a top grant valued at $100,000, including 12 months of technical assistance from StartUp FIU.

Applications are now open, and participants are required to submit a five-minute pre-recorded pitch along with their W-9. The top 15 finalists will pitch to a panel of investors and industry experts in person on Sept. 15-16th and Oct 19-20.

The deadline to apply is Friday, August 28th.

To qualify, businesses must:

  • Be registered within Miami-Dade County
  • Have a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 5 years in business in Miami-Dade County
  • Have a minimum of 51% ownership living in Miami-Dade
  • Have a positive community impact that aligns with Mayor Cava’s “Four E’s”: EquityEngagementEnvironment and Economy.
  • Be in of the following industries: Tech Companies, Construction, Food & Beverage, Retail & Wholesale, Service Providers

One Grant Awardee will receive $100K, and six businesses will receive $50K each.

For more information on BizUpclick here.

To download the BizUp flyerclick here.

To apply nowclick here.