Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Call us at 619 / 477 9339 or email Jacqueline Reynoso at Reynoso@nationalcitychamber.org
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No. Your name will be on the participant list.
What is required to participate in the program?
Complete the application and answer all questions about you and your company. Your company must have generated at least $100,000.00 in annual revenues last year to qualify to participate in the program.
How much does it cost to participate in this program?
The tuition to participate in this program is $150. You may be eligible for a discount of $75 If you are an active member of Chamber of Commerce, active client of SBDC or Southbay Economic Development Council.
Are there scholarships available?
Yes. You maybe be eligible to receive a $75 scholarship to be applied toward program tuition if you are a women-owned, ethnic minority-owned or military veteran-owned business. If you would like to be considered for this scholarship you will need to your status in your program application.
What are the requirements to participate in the pitch competition?
You are required to attend all four (4) of the work shop sessions, complete all of the assigned activities, and be selected to as a finalists from session four to advance to the pitch completion. Once you’ve been selected to give your ten minute presentation at the pitch competition, you will required to have a final presentation and one page business overview submitted at least 24 hours prior to your presentation to participate in the Pitch Day competition.
How do I apply for the $5000 Elevate My Business program?
To apply for $5000 Elevate My Business program you will need to do the following steps:
a) First, Click the APPLY NOW on the program home page located at http://ncc5kembchallenge.liftde.org/
b) Next, Click the Create a Team Button and input information about your team.
c) Next, Answer questions about you and your company.
d) Next, Press the submit button.
How do I apply for the Founders Bootcamp program and $1600 Bootcamp scholarship?
If you are selected as a Elevate My Business Challenge finalist to present at the Pitch Competition then you are eligible to participate the Fall 2017 Founders Bootcamp program. You can apply for the Founders Bootcamp scholarship by completing this form
Apply here: http://www.foundersfirstcapitalpartners.com/qualify
If you are selected as a winner of the Elevate My Business Challenge you will automatically be approved to receive the Founder Bootcamp $1600 Scholarship. You must complete the application to receive the scholarship. Once processed you will be sent a link to process, pay for your Bootcamp registration. Finally you will receive a confirmation email with information to attend the Orientation Bootcamp.
What is the refund policy?
There is no refund for the program.
How do I can I pay for Bootcamp Tuition?
Bootcamp Tuition may be paid using two payment methods using paypal, single payment of $1497 or three payment installment plan; $597 due at registration must by August 15th. $465 paid by September 15th, $465.00 paid by October 15th. Note: The second and third payment will automatically be processed on these dates.
Where will the program workshops take place?
The four workshop sessions will take place at the National University Southbay Campus located at 660 Bay Blvd #110, Chula Vista, CA 91910. The Pitch Competition will take place at JCPenney's Plaza Bonita Shopping Center, 3040 Plaza Bonita Rd, National City, CA 91950.