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The Pitchazo



Application Deadline 
Friday, August 9, 2019
at 6:00 PM (PST) 


[Stockton, CA] The judges have extended the deadline to apply for the ¡Pitchazo! This exciting pitch competition during the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce 40th Annual Statewide Convention in Stockton on August 22, 2019.

The ¡Pitchazo! sponsored by Bank of America, is a fast-paced venture pitching competition that leverages the massive amount of energy and support for startups working to change old business models. Twelve (12) selected businesses will learn from industry expert coaches in an intensive bootcamp session where their presentations are judged.  The top five (5) small and micro businesses will compete later that same day as they advance to the final round at the Stockton Arena.  Each company will compete and pitch their businesses to the judges and the audience who will help determine the winner. The deadline to apply has been extended to Friday, August 9, 2019 by 6:00PM.

The rewards are high! The ¡Pitchazo! rewards visionary Latinx entrepreneurs or Chamber members with exemplary skills, drive and commitment to bring new innovations to market that offer consumers a way to make their lives easy, safe and healthy. In addition to a cash prize of $5,000, the winner of this years’ competition will receive a prize package of business services valued at more than $1,000 and gain visibility to grow as an entrepreneur.


Mandatory Boot Camp Session: 9:30am – 12:00pm
Thursday, August 22, 2019
University Plaza Waterfront Hotel
110 W. Fremont Street, Stockton, CA 95202

The ¡Pitchazo! Competition: 1:45pm – 2:45pm
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Stockton Arena
248 W. Fremont Street, Stockton, CA 95203

  • To apply visit or access the application directly through this link:
  • Eligible startups must fully complete the application and submit with a digital and hard copy of the deck.
  • Applications must be emailed to Michell Nguyen at by 6:00PM on Friday, August 9, 2019
  • Applications received after 6:00PM on Friday, August 9, 2019 will not be honored.
  • Finalists will be announced Monday, August 12, 2019
Application Deadline is Friday, August 9, 2019 at 6:00 PM (PST)