Greenville Area Pitch Competition
March 27, 2019 6 - 9 PM @ StillLife
Email address *
Pitch Details:
Every business has a story to tell; it is critical to be able to deliver a concise elevator pitch to investors, partners, or customers. The Greenville Area Pitch Competition provides an open venue to pitch your business idea for cash grants, practice delivering your pitch, to learn, and network with other entrepreneurs.

The competition is open to individual and team entries.

Entries are due by Wednesday, March 20th 2019. Finalists will be notified by Friday, March 22nd and be invited to participate in the Final Event to give a live pitch. The final event will be held on Wednesday, March 27th 2019 at StillLife (511 Cotanche Street, Greenville, NC).

*Applying does not guarantee an opportunity to pitch.

Pitch Details:

ROUND ONE: March 27th 2019@ StillLife 6 PM Registration. 6:30 Pitch begins.
- Three minute pitch per team
- Three simultaneous heats
- Nine finalists will advance
- No Audio/visual such as PowerPoint, or streaming video
- Permissible: Props, product samples, prototypes, and a tri-fold poster (Maximum size 28 x 40)

ROUND TWO:
- Two minute pitch
- Three minute question and answer session with judges panel
- No Audio/visual such as PowerPoint or streaming video
- Permissible: Props, product samples, prototypes, and a tri-fold poster (Maximum size 28 x 40)

- Your business abstract must include 500 words or less that answers:
o What is the problem you are trying to solve or business proposition ?
o How are you solving the problem?
o Who are you solving it for?
o How is your solution different from what is already available?
o What are the intended use of funds?

- Winners are awarded CASH GRANTS and in-kind donations totaling over $18,000.

Eligibility: For profit business are eligible to apply.

Anticipated award levels*

• 1st Place $7,000
• 2nd Place $4,500
• 3rd Place $3,000
• PEOPLE'S CHOICE $1,000

Presentations will be timed.
*may change based on donation

Business Name
Applicant name *
Other team member names
Email *
Address *
Phone *
Business abstract (see above for details). (500 word max) *
Describe Business Phase *
Do you have revenue? If so provide annual or projected annual. (50 word max) *
If you have a company logo, please attach.
If you have a business plan, please attach.
Do you plan to open your business in Pitt County?
Where do you see your business in 5 years? What is your forecasted business impact? (How will you grow? Will you expand into other markets? How will you impact the community?) (500 word max) *
Summarize your six-month projections or milestones. For instance, include that you plan to acquire 1,000 customers by X date, that you will have a partnership with company Y, that you will sign a major customer or that you will be cash flow positive by Q3. (500 word max) *
By submitting this form, I recognize I am not entitled to advance to live pitch event. *
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