Pitch it

The Biz Foundry is partnering with UCDD’s Recovery2Work program to “Inspire Recovery with Entrepreneurial Dreams” through a pitch competition for the Upper Cumberland recovery community.

Who is Pitch It for?

Pitch It is open to recovering addicts who have a business idea that can help them and the community.


Applicants must meet the following requirements:

How does the program work?

Upper Cumberland Development District Recovery2work logo

Pitch It is a collaborative program with UCDD’s Recovery2Work and The Biz Foundry aimed at helping recovering addicts turn their business ideas into reality. 

Application requirements:

Tell us about your dream of opening your own small business. In 2,000 words or less tell us your story and your idea. How you feel opening a small business will impact not only you but your community.

  • Name of business and location
  • How it impacts the community
  • How you will use the funds
  • Service or product
  • Start up budget
  • Basic business plan


Why Pitch It?

Pitch It is designed to give recovering addicts the opportunity to turn their business ideas into reality, make a difference in their community all while helping their recovery and improving their lives.


Female entrepreneur pitching her business idea at the Pitch It Recovery Community Pitch Competition at The Biz Foundry in Cookeville TN

Applications for our Winter 2023 Pitch It competition are now open.

Submission Dates: 12/12/22 – 1/27/23

Finalists Announced: 1/30/23

Pitch It Presentation Night: 2/6/23


Application & Information:

For more info and to apply send applications to;

Mike Miller, R2W Program Manager




Fall 2022 Winner:

Men Of Faith Tree Service, Owner Billy Rodgers


 Winter 2023 Winner:

J&G Exterior Solutions, Owner Joe Flurry