Business Pitch Competition

This is a statewide competition for Hmong and Southeast Asian businesses and entrepreneurs. They will be given an opportunity to pitch their business, products or services to our panel for a chance to win the big prize package.

Grand Prize

  • $10,000 Business Credit of which $2,000 is cash, $8,000 is a pre-approved loan

  • One Year Business Coaching/Mentorship from HWCC Business Development Professional

  • Winner will be announced at the Milwaukee Hmong New Year Celebration the weekend of December 3-4, 2017

How to Enter

  1. Submit Application

  2. Record your pitch (5 Minutes Max)

  3. Send application and recording to

Deadline is Friday, November 17, 2017 at 3:00 PM CST


  • Must be Hmong or Southeast Asian Descendant

  • Business must be operating in the state of Wisconsin

  • Company must be in operation three years or less

  • Owner(s) private equity into the business

  • Submit Application and video pitch link to by

  • Video pitch: five (5) minute video pitch explaining business idea

  • Business must be opened within the 2018 calendar year

Ineligible Businesses and Activities

  • Refinancing or consolidating of existing debt

  • Entertainment expenses

  • Investment companies

  • Lending institutions

  • Gambling operations

  • Real estate development

  • Business whose major source of income is alcohol sales

  • Business promoting religious beliefs or activities

  • Business conducting or promoting partisan political activity


Below are some helpful resources on how to come up with your pitch!

Questions or Concerns?

Please contact HWCC at (414) 645-8828 or email

Milwaukee Office

5421 N 118th Ct, Milwaukee, WI 53225 | 414.645.8828

Wausau Satellite Office

1109 N. 6th Street, Wausau, WI 54403 | 715.298.6071

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM