IMPACT PITCH: Entrepreneurship for Positive Community Impact
TWO GRAND PRIZES: $10,000
MISSION AWARDS: 5@$2,000
Applications Open May 20th, 2019; LIVE Pitch Event September 19, 2019.
IMPACT Pitch is a chance for idea-phase, startup, or existing businesses who have a strong business plan/feasibility combined with a positive IMPACT on their community to win cash prizes totaling $30,000. While only two businesses will win the top grand prizes, everyone who applies and continues through contest rounds will get something just as valuable: powerful new tools for effectiveness, personal business coaching, and more. We offer a host of practical insights and tools to help small business owners become their most successful selves.
Business Impact NW has a mission to help small business grow so local communities thrive. We do this by supporting community of color-, female-, veteran-, immigrant and refugee-, and LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs. IMPACT Pitch is an opportunity to provide targeted technical assistance and finance opportunities to all traditionally underserved small business owners who think globally and act locally to support their local communities. The contest rounds include the support of our coaching and training staff for contestants, including planning, creating and/or improving their:
- Strategic Statement
- Basic Business Plan (Business Model Canvas)
- Feasibility: Financials, Market Research, Sustainability Plan
- Marketing & Outreach Strategy
- Marketing Video
- Small Business Pitch
We encourage all small business owners who have a positive impact on their communities to apply.
We also hope to see all supporters of our local economies to join us in supporting these small business owners at our culminating pitch competition.
Stay Tuned for Applications to open May 20, 2019. The final round LIVE pitch event to be held on September 19, 2019.