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IdeaFest is a pitch competition where 20 finalists will pitch their startup business idea to a panel of judges and a live audience.

The 7th IdeaFest Business Pitch Competition will take place on Thursday, April 28, 2022 starting at 1:00pm. IdeaFest is a pitch competition where 20 finalists will pitch their startup business idea to a panel of judges and a live audience.  A total of $10,000 will be awarded to the top 3 competitors.

Winners of the competition will also be eligible to receive twenty-five hours of free business consulting from The Launch Place.

Awards

  • 1st Place $5,000
  • 2nd Place $3,000
  • 3rd Place $2,000

Apply to Pitch – Deadline April 8

The Launch Place assists with business formation, job creation and retention through its business consulting services and investment funding, while having a dual responsibility to recruit and retain entrepreneurs to the Dan River Region. The IdeaFest competition exposes The Launch Place’s services and funds to start-up companies that are ready to establish or seeking early stage capital. The Launch Place could potentially invest in the company from its Seed and Pre-Seed Funds.

IdeaFest is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to attend any part of the day’s activities. Community members of all ages and professions are invited to attend to learn about the region’s startup development resources, to network with a wide range of business professionals and to explore entrepreneurship as a career option.

For additional information, contact Varun Sadana at vsadana@thelaunchplace.org.

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