Calling All Entrepreneurs! Enter your business plan pitch to win $10,000 to get started

By Local News | June 11, 2017
By Jake Lynch.  The West Virginia Good Jobs Pitch Contest is looking for entrepreneurs who want to start, grow or save their business. Enter to win up to $10,000!
 
The deadline to apply is June 19. Applications accepted here: http://bit.ly/goodjobspitch
 
The Good Jobs Pitch Contest stems from Strong Mountain Communities’ desire to see Southern West Virginia thrive economically and socially into the future. 
 
But, no single silver bullet will transform the economy and give it the stability and longevity we wish it would have. That will come from a combination of different enterprises in various sectors working together to create a unique Appalachian economy throughout the region. 
 
This pitch contest is designed to encourage and nurture the entrepreneurial spirit of West Virginians, particularly in the southern part of the state, to start, grow, or re-tool their businesses.
 
The cash grants for contest winners are meant to attract applicants, but the very process of applying for the contest gives entrepreneurs and business owners access to technical assistance in business plan development, marketing, and legal assistance.
 
Furthermore, the pitch contest highlights entrepreneurial activities going on in the state and draws attention to them such that angel and venture capital investors, loan funds, banks and other financial organizations are able to find and financially support new businesses in various sectors across southern West Virginia.
 
Each of the five business categories will be awarded a first-place prize of $10,000 and a second-place prize of $5,000.
 
For more information: Jina Belcher, Director of Business Development
jbelcher@strongmountaincommunities.org or 304.888.1149.
 
Jake Lynch is the Director of Communications for The West Virginia HUB.
 

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