MAU’s TBB Bank School of Entrepreneurship Pitch Competition

Doral, Fla. — The newly accredited TBB Bank School of Entrepreneurship at Millennia Atlantic University offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Global Entrepreneurship and Retail and E-Business Entrepreneurship. This new program will provide students with the unique opportunity to present their business ideas through a pitch competition to acquire $10,000 in seed money and connect with potential investors for their startups.

“One of the biggest challenges for a new business is securing funding,” explained Fortunato Benacerraf, president of TBB International Bank Corp. “Graduates of these new programs have a path to bring their business ideas to life through a significant investment of capital from TBB Bank.”

More than just a class assignment, the business plans the students create will be the foundation for their submissions in the TBB Bank “Get Funded” Annual Pitch Competition. At the end of their academic programs, as part of their senior projects to apply what they’ve learned, students will deliver 7 to 10-minute pitches and participate in a 10-minute question and answer session with a panel of judges. The winning idea will get the top award of $10,000, while every presenter will have the chance to connect with potential investors for a chance to secure funding.

The number of people choosing business ownership as a career path continues to grow. Studies have shown increasing numbers of people are dissatisfied with working for corporations and want to venture out on their own. In 2020, Americans started 4.4 million businesses, a 24-percent increase over the previous year.

“The time and place is here and now,” noted Dr. Aristides Maza-Duerto, president of MAU. “Miami was named by Forbes as the top city for small business in 2019. Our partnership with TBB Bank uniquely positions our university to provide an extraordinary student experience for anyone with the drive and creativity to be an entrepreneur.”

Classes at the new TBB Bank School of Entrepreneurship start in August. For more information on Millennia Atlantic University and the TBB Bank School of Entrepreneurship, visit


About Millennia Atlantic University

Millennia Atlantic University is a business-centric college in the Doral-Miami area making a significant impact on the quality of each student’s professional, personal, and family lives. Founded in 2006 and accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), MAU offers associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and master’s degrees and is licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 3384. Equipping students to meet the challenges of economic, technological, and organizational growth in regional and global business communities, Millennia Atlantic University develops skilled professionals with extensive knowledge of new information, communication technologies, and entrepreneurship. For more information, visit

About TBB Bank

TBB International Bank Corp is an International Bank (EBI) authorized by the Office of the Commissioner of Financial Institutions of Puerto Rico (OCIF), based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States of America. The bank’s goal is to empower and expand the reach and performance of clients and partners. TBB Bank believes in and supports the achievement of excellence and offers international financial solutions with cutting edge technology.