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FastPitch Competition

3rd Annual Racine/Kenosha FastPitch Competition

 

Who: Passionate entrepreneurs in all phases of business, including startup, pre-startup, or idea stage. High school seniors and college-age students welcome.

 

When: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - Initial presentations at 2:30; public presentations at 5:45.

 

Where: Gateway Technical College, SC Johnson iMET Center, 2320 Renaissance Blvd. Sturtevant, WI 53177

 

Why: To win cash prizes, feedback & exposure!

 

For additional information and to register visit www.gtc.edu/fastpitch.

 

This is an opportunity to deliver a three-minute “pitch” about a business or business concept to a group of judges from the business and investment community. Three-judge panels from the business and investment community will evaluate each presentation on the first round, and 10 finalists will advance to the final round. The competition winner will receive $5,000.

While the event will be held in August, the deadline to submit the presentation is July 30, and organizers strongly recommend participants attend a training class either on Aug. 6 or Aug. 7.

Registrants will be notified by Aug. 1 if selected to present.

Prizes will be provided to second- and third-place finishes, too. The setting offers competitors the chance to refine their business focus, enhance their presentation skills, network with fellow entrepreneurs and connect with potential investors or individuals who can accelerate the realization of their idea or business. Competitors in prior FastPitch events are eligible to enter the Racine/Kenosha event, although prior cash prize winners and student prize winners are not eligible to take the cash prize on Aug. 20.

FastPitch is sponsored by Gateway Technical College, Eigerlabs, Kenosha Area Business Alliance, the Racine County Economic Development Corporation, the State of Ingenuity, University of Wisconsin-Parkside and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.

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