The 6th Annual IdeaFest Business Pitch Competition, hosted by The Launch Place, will take place on Thursday, March 21, 2019 starting at 1:00pm.
IdeaFest is a pitch competition where 20 finalists will pitch their startup business idea to a panel of judges and a live audience. A total of $10,000 will be awarded to the top 3 competitors. Deadline to apply is Monday, February 18. Learn more at http://www.thelaunchplace.org/ideafest
Winners of the competition will also be eligible to receive twenty-five hours of free business consulting from The Launch Place. The Launch Place, assists with business formation, job creation and retention through its business consulting services and investment funding, while having a dual responsibility to recruit and retain entrepreneurs to the Dan River Region. The IdeaFest competition exposes The Launch Place’s services and funds to start-up companies that are ready to establish or seeking early stage capital. The Launch Place could potentially invest in the company from its Seed and Pre-Seed Funds.
IdeaFest is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to attend any part of the day’s activities. Community members of all ages and professions are invited to attend to learn about the region’s startup development resources, to network with a wide range of business professionals and to explore entrepreneurship as a career option.
Here’s a summary of the competition from last year: http://www.thelaunchplace.org/2018-ideafest-competition
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