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October 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
IMPACT Pitch is a chance for idea-phase, startup, or existing businesses with a strong business plan/idea and a focus on positively impacting their communities to win prizes totaling more than $30,000. In addition to the prizes available, everyone who applies and continues through contest rounds will get something just as valuable: personal business coaching, powerful new tools for more effective business planning and strategy, 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 businesses grow so local communities thrive. We do this by supporting BIPOC, woman, veteran, immigrant and 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. As they move through the contest rounds, contestants will have the support of our coaching and training staff, including planning, creating, and/or improving their:
- Community Impact
- Basic Business Plan & Strategy
- Feasibility: Financials, Market Research, Sustainability Plan
- Marketing Video
- Small Business Pitch
Join us for the live pitch event, an evening dedicated to celebrating diverse entrepreneurs and small business owners throughout the Pacific Northwest. At this live event, selected semi-finalists will pitch their start-up, early stage or established businesses to panels of judges for the chance to win the cash award prizes.
We look forward to seeing many supporters of our local economies join us in supporting these small-business owners at our culminating pitch competition. The final round LIVE pitch event will be held on October 7, 2021.