Wayne County seeks entries for Startup Pitch contest
The Wayne County Economic Development Corporation is seeking entries for the second Annual Wayne County Startup Pitch Competition. The competition is open to all Wayne County residents who have a new business idea or are in the concept stage. The winner will receive a $25,000 prize to kick-start their new business.
“We’re really excited to be doing this again this year,” said Brian Pincelli, director of Wayne County economic development and planning. “Given recent events, it is important to encourage entrepreneurship. I know there are a wealth of creative ideas and motivate entrepreneurs in our County. The Wayne County Startup Pitch Competition is an effort for us to help develop those creative ideas and turn them into businesses.”
Launched last year, KickStart Wayne County is an initiative aimed at encouraging entrepreneurship and providing resources for new business development. It’s primary undertaking is the Wayne County Startup Pitch Competition.
“The second annual Wayne County Startup Pitch Competition is a great way to connect entrepreneurs and business development partners,” said Katie Bronson, Deputy Director of Wayne County economic development and planning. “This year, we are providing online workshops and mentoring opportunities with some business development partners.”
Online workshops with SCORE will be held via Zoom on the following dates. Register at www.wedcny.com.
- August 12 – How to Start a Small Business
- August 19 – Business Model Canvas
- August 26 – Developing Your Business Plan
- September 2 – Marketing
The registration form, executive summary with attached financial statements, and application fee are due by 5:00 P.M. September 30, 2020. The application can be hand-delivered, mailed, or submitted via email. The application fee is $50.
- September 30, 2020 – Application Deadline
- October 21, 2020 – Finalists notified
- November 18, 2020 – Live Pitch Competition