To the entrepreneurs, artists, go-getters, and big dreamers: we know you’re more than drivers.
One in five Lyft drivers is an entrepreneur. Driving is often the first step toward opening a restaurant, launching an online store, or making extra cash while dreaming up a business. And because of Lyft, drivers have earned over $1.5B to support their endeavors.
To further help you reach your goals, we’re launching Lyft Pitch: a campaign to celebrate our entrepreneurial drivers. We’ll select Lyft drivers to pitch their business idea to a panel of experts to get their venture noticed and funded. Finalists will compete for cash prizes. Lyft drivers from Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia are invited to apply by October 21.
Selected finalists will attend an all-expenses-paid pitch clinic in DC before the final event on November 14. Finalists will pitch their business on stage to prominent DC leaders and business people in front of a live audience, for a chance to win up to $15,000 in cash. You can also apply to exhibit your product at the Lyft Pitch Marketplace, where you will be able to engage with all Lyft Pitch finale attendees and present your product or service.
We look forward to highlighting the diversity, passion, and ingenuity of Mid-Atlantic entrepreneurs. We hope you’ll join us!