Cricket Wireless Launches Small Business Grant Contest in 15 Major Cities for Black History Month

Atlanta, GA; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Cleveland, OH; Dallas, TX; Detroit, MI; Houston, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Philadelphia, PA; New Orleans, LA; Memphis, TN; Miami, FL; New York, NY; St. Louis, MO; and Washington, DC.

Atlanta, GA; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Cleveland, OH; Dallas, TX; Detroit, MI; Houston, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Philadelphia, PA; New Orleans, LA; Memphis, TN; Miami, FL; New York, NY; St. Louis, MO; and Washington, DC.

Charlotte is one of 15 cities selected by Cricket Wireless for its Cricket Cares Capital Grant contest. They have identified cities with high concentrations of black entrepreneurs—in honor of African American History Month. The contest will award $25,000 in small business funding as a grand prize in addition to other cash amounts and prizes.

“Small businesses are the heart & soul of many communities across the country, providing goods, services, and jobs that positively impact customers where they live, work, and play,” said George Cleveland, vice president of channel operations for Cricket Wireless in a press release. “With the launch of our Cricket Cares Capital Grant contest, we hope to help three entrepreneurs grow their business and alleviate some of the challenges they face when applying for funding.”

Atlanta, GA; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Cleveland, OH; Dallas, TX; Detroit, MI; Houston, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Philadelphia, PA; New Orleans, LA; Memphis, TN; Miami, FL; New York, NY; St. Louis, MO; and Washington, DC.

Entering the contest is simple, here’s how: 

  • Describe the role your business plays in supporting your community. Entries may include media coverage, written or electronic commendation, photos, etc.

  • Three (3) finalists will be selected. A finalist video will be created by a Cricket Videographer – and included on Cricket’s YouTube channel for finalists’ social media engagement.

  • A panel of judges will review the finalists’ videos and rate the finalists based on their community involvement/improvement, clarity and creativity in sharing their business story, social media engagement, and expressed passion to be named the grand prize winner.

  • Entries to the contest may be submitted beginning on January 21, 2019 and ending on February 8, 2019.

To learn more about Cricket Cares Capital Grant contest or qualifications to enter, please visit http://cricketwireless.mediaroom.com/cricketcares and follow the conversation via social media using #CricketNation.