Welcome to the Warrensville Heights Business Startup Pitch Competition application site!
Thank you for your interest in the business startup pitch competition. This competition is an excellent opportunity to show off your hard work and dedication by pitching your business or startup for a chance to win great prizes. Below you will find information about the event and the pitch application. If you have any questions, please email: BusinessPitchDay@cityofwarrensville.com
Round 1 – Candidate Selection:
After completing the application, up to seven businesses will be selected to compete in a semifinal round, where you will give a mock pitch of your business or startup. Selected businesses will be notified by March 20, 2020.
Round 2 – Semifinal Round:
After presenting your business in the mock pitch, three participants will be selected to move forward to the final pitch event on April 7, 2020. The three finalists will be coached, asked questions, and assisted in developing their pitch for the final presentation. This will include completing 2 – 4 hours of mandatory FREE training facilitated by Jumpstart.
You must complete the application below to enter the competition. Applications are due March 13, 2020 by 5:00 p.m.
The winner of the pitch on April 7th will receive up to $5,000.00 in business support services from local businesses including:
- Branding Services by Contempo Design + Communications
- Video and Photography Services by New Image Media
- Warrensville Heights Area Chamber of Commerce 1 Year Membership and Event Tickets
- Mobile Business Signage by Diamond Signs and Graphics
- Legal Services by The Gertsburg Law Firm Co., LPA
- Technical Assistance
Your pitch should be no more than five minutes. You must give a complete, yet concise, overview of all relevant aspects of your business. This may include the following elements:
• What are your value propositions
• How your solution is unique
• What the market looks like, and
• How you will reach your market
Please tell your story in a way that you feel is most compelling, but make sure the above elements are included in your business pitch.
Questions should be emailed to: BusinessPitchDay@cityofwarrensville.com
The final pitch will be held at the Warrensville Heights Area Chamber Networking Luncheon on April 7, 2020 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Cleveland Marriott East located at 26300 Harvard Road, Warrensville Heights, OH 44122. This event will be attended by 75 to 100 local business professionals ready to network and hear your pitch.
Applications for the Warrensville Heights Business Startup Pitch Competition are closed.