Start Here

pitch competition

In partnership with Highlands CareerFest, we are hosting the Start Here Pitch Competition in Tennessee. Local, regional and national startups looking to start here in the Upper Cumberland region are invited to apply for the competition for a chance to $10,000 and an opportunity to pitch to the Upper Cumberland Angel Investors Fund. This event is open to the public, so be sure to RSVP to be a spectator for this epic event!

Who is the Start Here Pitch Competition for?

The Start Here Pitch Competition is open to entrepreneurs in the concept or startup phase with less than 50 employees.

How does the competition work?

Interested entrepreneurs will apply through the following steps.

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  1. Submit an application and video through our application form here by October 24th.
  2. Applications will be reviewed by The Biz Foundry and our 6 finalists will be announced on October 28th.
  3. Finalist will work with The Biz Foundry Business Coaches to prepare their pitches.
  4. Finalist will pitch at the Start Here Pitch Competition Breakfast during the Highlands CareerFest.

when is the start here pitch competition?

Start Here Pitch Competition Breakfast

Thursday November 17th, 2022

The Biz Foundry

114 N Cedar Ave, Cookeville TN

8:00 – 10:00 AM Breakfast & Networking

10:30AM – 12:00PM Pitch Competition

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 of $10,000 and chance to pitch to the Upper Cumberland Angel Investors Fund, but it also helps boost the community and economic development of our region.

questions?

Have questions about the Start Here Pitch Competition Breakfast?

Complete the form below and we will get back to you within 48 business hours.

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