Entrepreneurial pitch competition returns in person for 4th year
FREMONT, MICH, APRIL 4, 2021- Newaygo County’s first-ever entrepreneurial pitching competition, Pitch North, will be coming back to an in-person event in 2022. Entrepreneurs living in Newaygo, Oceana or Lake Counties will once again have the opportunity to compete for cash prizes on June 14th, 2022.
“Entrepreneurship continues to be critical to the success of rural communities, especially as the pandemic recovery continues,” said Julie Burrell, Economic Development Director for Newaygo County. “When people start and grow businesses, they contribute to the economic diversity of their area and these unique local businesses become differentiators for their communities. Unfortunately, individuals living in rural areas often have less access to funding and other resources to pursue these endeavors, which is why we launched Pitch North in 2019.”
Pitch submissions for Pitch North 2022 are being accepted at https://rightplace.org/pitchnorth now through May 1, 2022 at 11:59 pm. A hand-picked committee will review and score all submissions and select five finalists to present their pitches live at the June 14th event, where cash prizes will be awarded to all five finalists. The 2022 event will be held at the Henry and Isabella Becker Event Barn at 1858 S Maple Island Road, Fremont. The public is welcome to attend this free event, but registration is required at https://rightplace.org/pitchnorth
Pitch North is hosted by The Right Place, Inc, in conjunction with our partners: Newaygo County Economic Development Partnership, Oceana County Economic Alliance, Lake County Economic Development Alliance. Pitch North 2022 is made possible through support from Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial, City of Fremont DDA, City of Newaygo TIFA, Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce, Hart Silver Lake Chamber of Commerce, River Country Chamber of Commerce, West Shore Community College and Muskegon Community College.