Entrepreneurial pitch competition pivots to virtual platform
FREMONT- Newaygo County’s first-ever entrepreneurial pitching competition, Pitch North, will be pivoting to a virtual platform on June 24, 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 June 12, 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 June 24th virtual event, where cash prizes will be awarded to the top three finalists. The public will have an opportunity to view the event and can register to attend at pitchnorth.com.
Pitch North is hosted by The Right Place, Inc. and made possible through support from Consumers Energy, The Fremont Area Community Foundation, Northern Initiatives, Gerber Federal Credit Union, Shelby State Bank, River Country Chamber of Commerce and West Shore Community College.