satx_aus_graphicThe Global Innovators Pitch Challenge is looking for Central Texas startups with a foreign-born founder to present their ventures at its event on June 12th at Cafe Commerce in downtown San Antonio.

The deadline to apply for the event is midnight on Friday, May 29th.

“The challenge is hosted by FreeFlow Research and Fwd.US. and includes $2,000 in cash prizes plus $500 in pro-bono legal services from MWR Legal and a 3 minute Univision television segment,” according to Peter French, the event’s organizer. A panel of judges will select the winner.

June is Immigrant Heritage Month and this event is designed to highlight San Antonio’s diverse technology community which has experienced a lot of growth in recent years. It’s also designed to highlight the role immigrants play, in San Antonio and the U.S. in founding new ventures, hiring employees and growing the overall economy.

The event will also feature a talk from Tahmina Watson, the author of The Startup Visa: Key to Job Growth and Economic Prosperity in America.