PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – Creating a space for people of color to share their innovative ideas. That’s the goal of “Pull Up & Pitch.”

If you’ve got a business idea, get your one-minute elevator speech ready, and shoot your shot for a chance at up to $50,000 in grants.

The event is a partnership between Black Girl Ventures, Black Ambition and Walmart. It’s happening Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at 24th Street Community Stage, 1300 Atlantic Avenue in Virginia Beach.

According to organizers, “Pull Up & Pitch” is a “fast-paced, highly entertaining two-round competition where Black and Brown founders, small business owners, and entrepreneurs shoot their shot with a 60-second elevator pitch to access up to $50,000 in grants to grow their businesses on the spot!”

No prior pitch experience is required.

For more information, visit BlackGirlVentures.org.

This segment of The Hampton Roads Show is sponsored by Papa Johns Pizza of Hampton Roads.