Pitch North Finalists Announced
Twenty entrepreneurs submitted their ideas in the first-ever rural entrepreneurial pitch competition in Newaygo, Lake and Oceana Counties. The deadline for submissions is April 10th.
“We are absolutely thrilled with the submission results and excited for the future of entrepreneurship in Newaygo, Lake and Oceana Counties” said Julie Burrell, Business Development Coordinator – Newaygo County at The Right Place, Inc.
A sub-committee reviewed and scored each submission, narrowing the list to the top five.
The five finalists will pitch their ideas to a panel of judges at the Dogwood Center for Performing Arts in Fremont on May 8th from 4pm to 6pm. The top three finalists will receive in-kind services in addition to cash prizes of $4,000, $2,500, and $1,000. This event is open to the public, but registration is required. To register to attend, visit pitchnorth.com
The finalists are:
Sandra Bernard – Red Boots Kids’ Books
Ericka Freriks – Baking Beauty’s Custom Cakes
Camelia Hollinger – Pretty Pop Ups
Tara Kelley – The Bohemian Boutique
Deanna Dickinson – Truffles and Goodies Lady
Every entrepreneur who submitted an idea will receive guidance on moving their idea forward, regardless of their final score.
Pitch North is made possible through funding from the West Michigan Prosperity Alliance and Northern Initiatives. In-Kind prizes were donated from The Stream, Eric R. Fox, Attorney at Law and H&S Companies.