Ready to apply?


Semi Finalist Sales Pitch

Submit your 10 minutes sales pitch below to answer:

1. How you started your business: Share the story of your journey, including the inspiration and motivation behind launching your venture. Highlight any unique experiences or skills that have contributed to your business's foundation.

2. Funding utilization: Clearly outline how the funding will be utilized to support and grow your business. Explain the specific areas, such as research and development, marketing, operations, or talent acquisition, where the funds will be allocated to drive tangible results.

3. Unique value proposition: Clearly communicate the unique value your product or service offers to customers. Highlight the key features, benefits, or advantages that set your offering apart from competitors and make it compelling to your target market.

4. Problem-solving capability: Identify the pain points or challenges faced by your target customers and articulate how your product or service effectively addresses these issues. Explain how your solution provides a better, more efficient, or innovative approach to solving their problems.

Meet The Semi-Finalist


Step 1: Application

Complete the application. Please allow up to 30 days for review.

Application Open: April 1, 2023

Application Close: April 30, 2023

Step 2: Sales Pitch

Once submitted, you will then be asked to submit a 10-minute sales pitch on your business and how this fellowship will help achieve your goal

Semi-Finalists Announced: May 15, 2023

Sales Pitch Due: June 1, 2023

Step 3: Brand Pitch

Once reviewed and chosen, you will be asked to present your brand pitch in front of a chosen group of business professionals.

Finalists Announced: June 30, 2023

Brand Pitch Due: July 2023

Step 4: Fellowship Finalists

The winner of the Fellowship will be awarded $10,000 to be utilized only for the benefit of their brand.

Fellowship Recipient Announced: August 2023

Frequently Asked Questions


More About Pardon My Fro

Pardon My Fro™ is an exclusive lifestyle brand of clothing, accessories, and chic home decor crafted specifically for women proud of their hair and their heritage.

Dana started Pardon My Fro™ to celebrate women. The women in her designs—which she calls her dolls—represent living life on your own terms and doing it with remarkable style.

Her vision is to offer other women that are proud of their hair and their heritage, products they can literally see themselves in. 


More About Bethany Baptist Church

The history-making Bethany Baptist church strives to engage in relevant ministry that empowers individuals and responds to the needs of the diverse community in which we live. Our mission is to offer Christ-centered fellowship and holistic ministry that meets the needs of the whole person: spiritually, mentally, and physically. We are a vibrant and relevant expression of the body of Christ. We are Bethany Nation!