Pitch North Can Keep Your Eye On The Prize
A golden opportunity awaits entrepreneurs.
Got a great idea for a business? Been thinking about turning that idea into a reality?
Well then, opportunity has just come knocking.
Pitch North is coming to the Dogwood Center this spring and will provide a platform for budding entrepreneurs to deliver their ideas to a panel of judges with a chance to win some serious cash for their start-ups.
How serious? Try $1000 for third place, $2500 for second and a cool $4000 for the top prize in this competition hosted by The Right Place.
Look, even if you’re sitting on the most amazing product of all time, a successful startup often requires a support system to push it forward such as investors, partners, media and mentors. And what better place to get all of these than by participating in Pitch North?
According to Julie Burrell, The Right Place Business Development Coordinator for Newaygo County, entrepreneurship is a critical element of success in rural communities: “When people are starting and growing businesses they are contributing to economic diversity and resiliency,” said Burrell. “These unique local businesses become what differentiates a particular place. All age groups turn to entrepreneurship, whether a baby boomer looking to supplement retirement or a millennial looking for an option outside the traditional 9-5.”
“The various pitch competitions and support for entrepreneurs that exist today tend to be south of the Newaygo County line. The distance and intense competition of large communities presents barriers to applying for our residents. Entrepreneurship offers a unique career path to the over 84,000 people who reside in Newaygo, Oceana and Lake Counties,” said Burrell.
“Participating in a pitch competition forces an entrepreneur to take a deeper dive into their business model, exploring nuances they may have otherwise failed to evaluate, and to explain their product or service in a passionate and concise manner,” said Burrell. “Whether their idea is a niche restaurant, a yoga studio or a consulting service, it has the potential of positively impacting their community.”
If you’d like to enter you need to act fast! There is no cost to submit a pitch however the pitch submission deadline is 11:59pm on April 10th, 2019 so submit your pitch or register to attend at www.pitchnorth.com.
Questions? Contact Julie Burrell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 231.335.1985.
Tossing a gem at Pitch North could help bring your idea to life while providing the kind of cash that could help make your project part of our ever evolving community.
And that benefits all of us.