National Center for Disability Entrepreneurship at the Viscard Center - Empowering innovation self-starters to self-employment success
JPMorgan Chase & Co

Proudly Present

2nd Annual

Founders with Disabilities

PitchFest Competition

Friday, November 19, 2021

1:30pm-3:30pm ET

Founders from Across the Country Battle it Out for


in Equity Free Cash Grants & Pro Bono Mentoring Services!

If you have already registered for the event,
please use the link that we emailed you to attend.

Keynote Speakers

Headshot of Jas Boothe
Jas Boothe
President & Founder, Final Salute Inc.
Chief Spirituality Officer, AJNA, LLC
Headshot of Jim Sinocchi
Jim Sinocchi
Head of Disability Inclusion,
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

PitchFest Judges

Click the Judge's Picture to view their bio.
Shon Barnwell
Entrepreneur, Author and Publisher
Founder: Shon Barnwell Events, LLC and Barnwell Publishing, LLC
Bruce Ferris
CEO, Prudential Annuity Distributors(Ret); Business Leader
Kenia Nunez

Assistant Dean of Entrepreneurship & Business Development, HOFSTRA University

Sophia Zisook
Director of Organizational Partnerships, Hello Alice

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PitchFest Sponsors

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