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July 14, 2020
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Ferguson Heritage Center
618 Bland Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23602
$50 for pitchers
Start Peninsula 2020
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Start Peninsula Micro Pitch Competition

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Pitch your business idea for a chance to qualify for a Shark Tank style competition, where you can be one of three $5,000 winners! Interested in pitching your startup? Have a great idea that needs to be heard? Apply to pitch in our Micro Pitch Competition! The top 4 pitchers in this event qualify for our main Start Peninsula event in November, which will award 3 finalists a $5,000 prize! Here are the rules of our Micro Pitch Competition: *Applicants must pitch their startup or a business idea they wish to put into action. *Each team will have 90 seconds to pitch, with no props, slides or Q&A. *3 judges will decide upon the winners, who will qualify for the main Start Peninsula Shark Tank style event in November. A maximum of 15 teams will pitch, but anyone can attend and watch.

Start Peninsula this year will feature three Micro Pitch competitions where four winning pitchers from each event will move on to the final event in November. Our main Start Peninsula event will be comprised of these 12 winning pitchers, and will be a one-night “Shark Tank” style pitch and Q&A.

Three winners will each be awarded a $5,000 prize to help kickstart their businesses. In addition to these Micro Pitch events, Pitch Perfect events will also be held throughout the year to help entrepreneurs improve and finetune their pitches. Think of these events as training, with coaches, mentors, and fellow entrepreneurs, while the Micro Pitch competitions are the real deal.