“Always have an attitude of gratitude.” – Sterling K. Brown


Congratulations to our 2021 Pitch Perfect Winners!

After over a month of preparing for the entrepreneurial showcase of the year, our founders have finally pitched perfect!
Congratulations are in order for our Pitch Perfect Winners: Camille McGirt from EXTA, Ahriana Edwards from Vaila Shoes, and Lance Davis from Minnet. Each of our winners received much deserved capital towards their business. Placing first, EXTA won $10,000, Vaila Shoes won $2,500 and Minnet won $500. We are so excited to see how each team will use their prize to elevate their business ventures.
Each of our candidates showed determination and worked hard in assembling their pitches for Demo day. It was truly heartwarming to watch them grow in confidence over the course of this event. We believe this is just the first step towards instilling the dream in our community and are grateful to the founders for trusting us with their brilliant ideas.
Thank you to all of our finalists, sponsors, judges and participants for playing a role in making our first ever business pitch event such a success. This is only the beginning. Make sure to follow us on social media @NWFoundation_ to stay updated with all of our future events.
If you missed the chance to attend Pitch Perfect, click here to watch the recording!


Happy Thanksgiving from our NWF family to yours!

As we use this time to reflect on the year, we want to express our gratitude and appreciation for our partners, scholars and volunteers.
Thank you for your time, efforts and contributions towards helping us fulfill our organization’s mission and vision to inspire the next generation of dreamers.
Your continuous support is greatly appreciated! As always, thank you for being a part of our journey.
With much gratitude,
Newwave Foundation Team