In partnership with Highlands Economic Partnership and TN Center for Rural Innovation at TTU, we are hosting the Start Here Pitch Competition. Local, regional and national startups looking to start here in the Upper Cumberland region are invited to apply for the competition.
This event is open to the public, so be sure to RSVP to be an in-person spectator for this epic event!
Interested in applying to pitch? Here’s the details:
WHO IS THE START HERE PITCH COMPETITION FOR?
The Start Here Pitch Competition is open to entrepreneurs in the concept or startup phase that meet the following requirements:
- Must plan on growing to 1 million plus in revenue or add 1 Million plus in revenue within 3 years
- Must plan to grow to more than 5 employees or add more than 5 employees within 3 years
- Must serve a regional or national market
- Must have some lineage to the Upper Cumberland region. Started here, will start here, interested in starting here, or interested in relocating to the Upper Cumberland Region
- Must have less than 50 employees
HOW DOES THE COMPETITION WORK?
Interested entrepreneurs will apply through the following steps:
- Submit an application and video through our application form here by November 1st.
- Applications will be reviewed by The Biz Foundry and our 6 finalists will be announced on November 4th.
- Finalist will work with The Biz Foundry Business Coaches to prepare their pitches.
- Finalist will pitch at the Start Here Pitch Competition Breakfast during the Highlands CareerFest.
WHEN IS THE START HERE PITCH COMPETITION?
Thursday November 17th, 202 from 5:30 – 7:30PM
WHERE WILL THE START HERE PITCH COMPETITION BE HELD?
37 Cedar Restaurant & Bar
37 N Cedar Ave
WHY START HERE PITCH BREAKFAST?
The Start Here Pitch Breakfast is an opportunity for local, regional and national entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas to not only win a cash prize with the grand prize of $10,000 and the chance to pitch to the Upper Cumberland Angel Investors Fund, but it also helps boost the community and economic development of our region.
Follow this link to apply to learn more and apply to pitch: https://thebizfoundry.org/start-here-pitch-competition/
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