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ROC the Pitch slated for Aug. 25 

ROC the Pitch slated for Aug. 25 

The Rochester Institute of Technology’s Center for Urban Entrepreneurship will host its second Business Pitch competition at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 25 at the Hyatt Regency Rochester.  

ROC the Pitch slated for Aug. 25 Contestants will compete for several prizes, including the top prize of $25,000 to grow their businesses.  

Ten businesses were selected to participate in the competition. They were required to meet at least once with a business coach during the competition, as well as attend boot camp sessions, which included pitch etiquette, financial literacy and review and updating of the business plan.  

Judges will be examining the businesses’ competitive advantage, marketability, industry expertise of the owner/team, financial strength of the business and company growth. 

Katarina Eddy participated in the CUE’s inaugural Business Pitch competition in 2019 and walked away with a $10,000 prize.  

Since then, her kombucha brewery, Katboocha, has been in a growth period and was able to move into a mixed production and retail space on Railroad Street. 

The event is sponsored by RIT, REDCO, Urban League of Rochester and GRABBA. 

The fee to attend is $10 and food is included. One hundred percent of the ticket proceeds will go toward the Peoples’ Choice award. 

Pre-registration is required. Click here to register.  

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