#BisonBoss Pitch Competition

#BisonBoss Pre-Accelerator & Pitch Competition


Wednesday, April 11, 6-8pm

Hear from our judges, who are winners of Shark Tank, Queen Boss and Steve Harvey's Funderdome

*This event will take place at In3, 2301 Georgia Ave. NW



1st Place

$1,500 | 3-month reserved seat in In3 | One-on-one mentor | Paid industry-specific conference registration | Appearance on HU Sirius XM Small Business Report

2nd Place

$1,000 | 3-month drop-in seat at In3 | One-on-one mentor | Paid industry-specific conference registration | Appearance on HU Sirius XM Small Business Report

3rd Place

$750 | 3-month drop-in seat at In3 | One-on-one mentor | Appearance on HU Sirius XM Small Business Report




The #Bison Boss Business Pitch Competition and Accelerator Workshops are sponsored by HowU Innovate, an initiative of the John H. Johnson Endowed Chair for Entrepreneurship.

The Business Pitch Competition is open to all Howard University students, alumni, faculty and staff. Enter at Deadline for entering is FRIDAY, APRIL 6.

For more details or questions, log on to our website at or email: 

Adia Coleman - 



@ The Development Corporation of Columbia Heights

Next Session is Saturday, March 10
10am - 12:30pm
Howard University

Interdisciplinary Research Building

2201 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC


Sign up and bring a friend! The curriculum will walk participants through the Lean Startup process, but will be structured as workshops, i.e. participants will be working on the details of their business ideas during each session. We currently have 10 sessions planned on Saturdays from 10am – 12:30pm. The workshops are stand alone so entrepreneurs can select which class might be most beneficial to them. The workshops are free, but do require advance registration. Continental breakfast will be provided. If you have any questions, please call Dr. Erika Ferguson at (202)483-4987 or email at

Halcyon Incubator


What is the Halcyon Incubator Fellowship?

An 18-month fellowship equipping a diverse cohort of fellows with free residency and workspace, mentorship, and leadership coaching, robust support from business consultants, and a living stipend to develop their entrepreneurial vision into reality.

Who is a good fit for the program?

Intrepid entrepreneurs with startup ventures that move the needle on 21st century social challenges.


When is the deadline?

Applications for Cohort 9 (Fall 2018) are due online by 5 pm EDT on Wednesday, April 4, 2018.


Why apply?

To accomplish the goal of helping talented social entrepreneurs change the world, the Halcyon Incubator takes no equity in supported ventures and provides:

• Five months of rent-free housing

• 13 months of rent-free workspace

• $10,000 stipend during the Residency Phase

• Access to a world-class network of partners, supporters, potential investors and funders

• One-on-one mentoring and leadership coaching

• 1,000+ hours of advice from legal, business, communications and accounting partner companies

Nov 02, 2017


Registration Now Open for In3 Workspace

In3—D.C.’s first community space dedicated to inclusion, innovation and incubation—is now open for priority membership enrollment. Located on Howard University’s Georgia Avenue corridor, the collaborative environment is where under-resourced members have access to space and services needed to build and grow a successful business. For as little as $40 a month, take advantage of a desk to work, training, mentorship, workshops and events. Log onto to sign-up now!

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