GREENVILLE, NC- Every business has a story to tell; it is critical to be able to deliver a concise elevator pitch to investors, partners, or customers.  The Greenville Region Pitch Competition provides an open venue to pitch your business idea for cash grants, practice delivering your pitch, to learn, and network with other entrepreneurs.

The competition is open to individual and team entries.  Entries are due by Wednesday, March 20th, 2019.  Finalists will be notified by Friday, March 22nd and be invited to participate in the Final Event to give a live pitch.  The final event will be held on Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 at StillLife (511 Cotanche Street, Greenville, NC).

Pitch Details:

Winners are awarded CASH GRANTS and in-kind donations totaling over $18,000.

Anticipated award levels*

  • 1st Place $7,000
  • 2nd Place $4,500
  • 3rd Place $3,000
  • PEOPLE’S CHOICE $1,000

Eligibility: For profit business are eligible to apply.

Presentations will be timed.

What: Greenville Area Pitch Competition

When: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 6:00 PM

Location: StillLife, 511 Cotanche Street, Greenville, NC

Application deadline: March 6, 2019

Applications available at: https://goo.gl/forms/rnPOFJdY0Oc2Yvgq2

Participating organizations:

–       City of Greenville

–       Greenville Utilities Commission

–       Pitt County Development Commission

–       ECU Miller School of Entrepreneurship

–       The Greenville-Pitt Chamber of Commerce

–       ECU’s Small Business and Technology Center

–       Greenville SEED

–       Pitt County Schools

–       Pitt Community College Entrepreneurship Program

–       IMAF

–       Taff Office Supply

–       Uptown Greenville