Entrepreneurial pitch competition returns to Fremont for a second year
“Entrepreneurs in our rural communities are eager for local support and growth, and Pitch North is here to provide a solution. We are proud to bring it back again in 2020”.-Julie Burrell, Business Development Coordinator, Newaygo County
Newaygo County’s first-ever entrepreneurial pitching competition, Pitch North, will be returning to the Dogwood Center in Fremont for a second year on April 30, 2020. Entrepreneurs living in Newaygo, Oceana or Lake Counties will once again have the opportunity to compete for more than $7,000 in cash prizes to cultivate their business or idea.
Entrepreneurship is critical to the success of rural communities. When people start and grow businesses, they contribute to the economic diversity of their area. These unique local businesses become differentiators for their communities. Unfortunately, individuals living in rural areas often have less access to funding and resources to pursue these endeavors. Pitch North was launched by The Right Place, Inc. in 2019 to change that.
Pitch submissions for Pitch North 2020 are being accepted at pitchnorth.com now through April 6, 2020 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 April 30th event, where cash prizes will be awarded to the top three finalists.
Pitch North is hosted by The Right Place, Inc. and made possible through a Consumers Energy Foundation grant and support from The Fremont Area Community Foundation, Northern Initiatives, Gerber Federal Credit Union, Shelby State Bank, River Country Chamber of Commerce and West Shore Community College.