In celebration of Black History month, Cricket Wireless is launching the Cricket Cares Capital Grant contest in 15 cities. This contest will award $25,000 in small business funding as the grand prize, and additional monetary prizes for two more lucky winners.
George Cleveland, Vice president of Channel Operations for Cricket Wireless said 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.”
“Online submissions are being accepted at http://cricketwireless.mediaroom.com/cricketcares now through Feb. 8, 2019 at 11:59 pm. Entrants will provide details about their business and its engagement with the local community. All entries will be reviewed and evaluated based on criteria and narrowed down to three finalists.
The contest is open to residents of Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Memphis, Miami, New York, St. Louis and Washington, DC.
Finalists will be announced in mid-February and could win one of three prizes:
- 1st Place: $25,000, Free Nokia 3.1 Plus smartphone with 1 year of Cricket Wireless service
- 2nd Place: $10,000, Free Nokia 3.1 Plus smartphone with six months of Cricket Wireless service
- 3rd Place: $5,000, Free Nokia 3.1 Plus smartphone with three months of Cricket Wireless service
The finalists will record a video describing why they deserve the grant, which will be placed on Cricket’s YouTube channel for public “voting” via Likes and Shares.”