The Wayne County Economic Development Corp. is again hosting an entrepreneurial pitch program to kick-start new business.
Early stage companies (fewer than three years in business) and startup entrepreneurs will compete for $20,000 in grant funding. Applicants must submit business plans by 4 p.m. on Sept. 23.
Finalists will present pitches in front of a live audience on Nov. 9 at the BOCES Conference Center in Newark and judges will determine the winner. The runner-up will receive a $5,000 grant.
A teen program for students in grades 9-12 has been added. Student entrepreneurs can participate in teams or individually, with pitches submitted via a five-minute video.
The video pitch, along with an executive summary of the business idea and a simplified financial projection worksheet are due by 4 p.m. on Oct. 14. Multiple finalists will split $5,000 in awards.
Adult applicants must submit an executive summary of a business plan, financial projections for three years or revenue and expense, and proof of attendance in at least one SCORE workshop. An in-person workshop is set for 7 p.m. on Sept. 13 at the Macedon Library.
For more information on requirements, visit the program website.
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