The inaugural Pitch Virginia event, powered by Activation Capital, will take place on Wednesday, November 10 at the newly opened Shift Retail Lab, an initiative of the VCU da Vinci Center. Kicking off with a design thinking workshop in the morning, the day will be filled with pitches from high growth, main street and student companies competing for $15,000 of prize money, concluding with the grand opening event of the Shift Retail Lab at VCU with a cocktail networking event and open house tours of the space in the evening. These events are an official activity of Global Entrepreneurship Week, an international movement to empower entrepreneurs and help make it possible for anyone, anywhere to start and scale.
Pitch Virginia is an opportunity to highlight the entrepreneurs and startup companies in the Commonwealth. The contest will feature three categories: high growth startups, main street companies, and student-owned ventures. Capital One is sponsoring the event and donated $15,000 in cash prizes for winning companies.