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Please join us for the 16th annual PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Awards Ceremony. More than $40,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to the competition’s top entrepreneurs to start their business in Brooklyn. Help us celebrate the ingenuity and hard work of all who participated.

Join us for a fun opportunity to recognize participants based on the strength of their business idea. Hear live business pitches from our finalists and choose your favorite to receive the $1,000 Audience Choice Award.

2019 PowerUP! Winning Businesses

Adamma Athletics is an online athleisure boutique for girls between the ages of 10-14, showcasing the unique styling of the 9-year-old co-founder.

Bintumani Botanicals is a specialty food purveyor bringing 100% organic, single sourced, botanical products from small holder farms in Sierra Leone to the U.S. market.

Pop’s Hot Oil produces a variety of spicy oils for adventurous eaters that delivers a pure and friendly heat that builds overtime.

Prana is a mobile app that automates community-based saving groups that are a common saving mechanism in the immigrant communities in the US, mostly in Asian, Latin American, and African communities.

Raising Junior is a socially conscious brand providing premium skincare and bath products for children with sensitive skin or special needs and sensory issues.

The Suite I Do is a non-denominational micro-wedding and elopement company specializing in beautiful, stress-free, affordable weddings for the modern couple.

Title IX is a women's sports bar and community space centered around the enjoyment of womxn's sports.

Wild Magic Beauty provides high-quality skincare products that feature key botanicals from Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Lead support for PowerUP! is made possible by Dime Community Bank.

Additional funding is provided by, Con Edison, ReferenceUSA, Elizabeth Crowell & Robert Wilson, Ridgewood Savings Bank, and Signature Bank. 

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