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IMPACT Pitch 2022 Will Award $36,000 to Small Businesses Making a Big Impact

Impact Pitch is an opportunity for small businesses at any stage making a positive impact in their community to win prizes totaling more than $30,000. During the process, participating entrepreneurs strengthen their business plans and receive a dedicated business coach to guide them through the 5 rounds of the competition.

The competition runs from June 6th - October 6th, 2022 and culminates with a live business pitch presentation from all 10 finalists.

  • Grand Prizes: $5,000 each for Best Startup Business, Best Early Stage Business, and Best Established Business
  • Audience Favorite Video Award: $1,000
  • Finalist Grants: $1,000 to each of the 10 finalists
  • Community Impact Awards: $1,000 to businesses in the first 2 rounds with the 2 highest scores of both rounds combined in each of our community emphasis categories: Woman-owned, BIPOC-owned, immigrant/refugee-owned, LGBTQ+-owned, Veteran-owned, and other military-connected businesses.
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Participating in Impact Pitch is free. In addition to the prizes available, all participants gain the following throughout their journey: personal business coaching, powerful new tools for more effective business planning and strategy, and more.

Business Impact NW's mission is to help small businesses grow so local communities thrive. We do this by supporting BIPOC, women, Veteran, immigrant, refugee, LGBTQ+, military spouse, and rural entrepreneurs. IMPACT Pitch is an opportunity for traditionally underserved small business owners who are committed to bettering their local communities to receive targeted technical assistance and finance opportunities.

Supporting small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs who are aiming
to positively impact their communities.

Interested in being a sponsor for Impact Pitch 2022?
Contact us!

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2022 FINALISTS

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Black Forest Mushrooms

Finalist
Category: Idea/Startup
Nathanael Engen

Journey Bound Counseling LLC

Finalist
Category: Idea/Startup
Deanna Leatherman

Peer Review Commons

Finalist
Category: Idea/Startup
M.K. Ward

No Judgment Fitness LLC

Finalist
Category: Early Stage Business
Sophia Walker

Paradise Heights Bed & Breakfast

Finalist
Category: Early Stage Business
Tracy Clark

Ark Beverages

Finalist
Category: Early Stage Business
Pranali Choubal

Civic Roasters 

Finalist
Category: Early Stage Business
Benita Ki

The Co-lab

Finalist
Category: Established Business
Kayla Schroader

RainBroCrafts LLC

Finalist
Category: Established Business
Zachary Pierce

IP 2022 Finalist UVA Furem Winery

UVA Furem Winery

Finalist
Category: Established Business
Jens Hansen

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2022 Community Impact Award Winners

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Quest Trails LLC

Community Impact Award
Category: BIPOC-Owned
Danielle Biering

Clew

Community Impact Award
Category: BIPOC-Owned
Joyce Chiang

No Judgment Fitness LLC

Community Impact Award
Category: Immigrant or Refugee
Sophia Walker

Ark Beverages

Community Impact Award
Category: Immigrant or Refugee
Pranali Choubal

RainBro Crafts

Community Impact Award
Category: LGBTQ+-Owned
Zachary Pierce

Peer Review Commons

Community Impact Award
Category: LGBTQ+-Connected
M.K. Ward

StumpworX LLC

Community Impact Award
Category: Military-Connected

Black Forest Mushrooms

Community Impact Award
Category: Military-Connected
Nathanael Engen

Cozmic Charlie's Cheeze Shack

Community Impact Award
Category: Women-Owned
Kelly Knudsen

Journey Bound Counseling LLC

Community Impact Award
Category: Women-Owned
Deanna Leatherman

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When I started the business I wrote a business plan. I thought about what my profit margin would be and the cost of goods, but to really sit down and have an exact spreadsheet and to think what’s next? What does next year look like? What does three years look like? This was so helpful. And I think that’s why the competition was designed, to get business owners who are at the startup or at the idea phase to really think those things through – each step.

Leah Brushett

Founding Owner of Mother Snacker
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2022 Presenting Partner

2022 Full Event Sponsors

2022 In-Kind Sponsors


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Sustaining Partners

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Interested in being an Event Sponsor? View our Sponsor Guides or contact development@businessimpactnw.org

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