In partnership with Highlands Economic Partnership and Tennessee Center for Rural Innovation at TTU, we’re hosting the Start Here Pitch Competition in Tennessee during Global Entrepreneurship Week. Local, regional and national startups looking to start here in the Upper Cumberland region are invited to apply for the competition for a chance cash prize with the grand prize of $10,000 as well as 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!
Our voting committee will review all applications and we will announce the competition finalists on November 6th, 2023.
Stay tuned to see who our 6 finalists will be!
The Start Here Pitch Competition is open to entrepreneurs in the concept or startup phase that meet the following requirements:
Interested entrepreneurs will apply through the following steps.
The Start Here Pitch Competition is an opportunity for local, regional and national entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas to not only win cash prizes, with the grand 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.
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