MCBA Presents The Hot Box Pitch Competition Powered By Parallel

Hot Box Pitch Contest

We’re super excited to announce MCBA’s  Pitch Contest powered by Parallel where you have the chance to win fabulous prizes and put your startup in the spotlight! 

We are looking for the best and brightest entrepreneurs across the country who are working to scale their company within the cannabis industry.

In Person and Virtual Applications

If you are attending the Black CannaConference and expo this year, be sure to add the Hot Box Pitch Contest track to your agenda so you can be sure to attend the pitch workshops and contest sessions. Once you complete the application below, be sure to download the conference app so that you can get important announcement notifications!
Can’t make it to the Black CannaConference and Expo this year but still want to be considered? You can submit a virtual application by completing the application below and uploading a video.

Pitch Contest Timeline

Pre- Conference Activities 
  • Wednesday, November 10,  2021: Pitch Workshop Webinar
Real-Time Conference Activities 
  • Thursday, November 18,  2021: Virtual Pitch Contest
  • Friday,  November 19, 2021: Pitch Day 1
  • Saturday, November 20, 2021: Pitch Day 2  &  Announcement of pitch contest winner! 

What’s in it for you?

1st place– $5,000 cash Prize, trip to Massachusetts Market. IN person Tour of NETA Dispensaries, as well as cultivation and processing facilities. In person 2 day workshop and strategic planning meetings with Legal, HR, and Accounting departments. MCBA Ally Corporate membership. 

2nd Place – $2,500 Cash prize, Virtual 1 Day workshop with Legal, HR, and accounting professionals. MCBA professional membership. 

3rd Place– $1000 Cash Prize, Virtual half day Work shoot with Legal, HR, and accounting professionals. MCBA Supporter Membership.

Are you ready to put your business in the spotlight?