The StartUp Fayette Pitch Contest

November 16, 2021

 

Do you have a great idea? Pitch it!

The Fayette Chamber of Commerce and StartUp Fayette have partnered to bring a pitch contest to Fayette County.

PITCHING 101
A pitch contest is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to present their business concept to an expert panel in the hope of winning a cash prize. Participating is a great way to gain experience and receive feedback from professionals.

A panel of pitch committee volunteers will score and analyze the executive summary, operating, managerial, financial, and marketing plans in your application. Those selected for the pitch contest will have a 5 minutes to pitch followed by 5 minutes for questions and answers with the judges.

STARTUP FAYETTE
Our mission is to create an ecosystem in Fayette County that catalyzes innovation and growth through entrepreneurial startups.

We are here to help you grow your business. As you communicate your idea and tap into your creative energy, there are funding resources and community partners who can assist you in launching, growing and accelerating your business. The makeup of small business development is based on a business owner having accessibility to resources to grow their business.

Each monthly StartUp Fayette event is a building block that puts your business one step closer to success.

Pitch contest participants are strongly encouraged to attend at least three in-person and/or online StartUp Fayette sessions prior to entering the Pitch Contest. StartUp Fayette events happen on the third Tuesday of each month, 5:30-7:00PM, in-person at Launch and Go Workspace in Peachtree City, Georgia.

Missed a StartUp Fayette Meeting? No worries! You can access all the Facebook Live recordings here.

 

Details

  • Date:
    November 16th, 2021, 5:30 PM- 7:00 PM
  • Location:
    The Old City Hall in Fayetteville, Georgia

Requirements

  • Non-refundable participant fee of $35 must be paid along with application
    • Please note, this fee does not secure your placement for the Pitch Contest on November 16, 2021
  • Individuals, groups, or organizations that have an innovative idea are encouraged to apply
  • All industry sectors are welcome to participate, with plans to grow and expand in the South Atlanta Metro Area.
  • Must be prepared to pitch in-person on November 16, 2021
  • Participants are strongly encouraged to attend at least three in-person and/or online StartUp Fayette sessions prior to entering the Pitch Contest. StartUp Fayette events happen on the Third Tuesday of the Month, 5:30 PM- 7:00 PM, in-person at Launch and Go Workspace in Peachtree City, Georgia.

Dates to Consider

  • May 18th, 2021 — Pitch Content Announced
  • Sept 1st, 2021 — Application Opens
  • Oct 1st, 2021 — Deadline to Submit Applications
  • Nov 1st, 2021 — Applicants Notified
  • Nov 16th, 2021 — Pitch Contest

 

Apply and Submit Your Application

All pitch applications will be reviewed by the pitch competition committee prior to the final qualification date of October 1st, 2021.

2021 Pitch Contest Application

The application will open on September 1st, 2021 and close on October 1st, 2021.

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Physical Address *
Physical Address
City
State/Province
Zip/Postal
Mailing Address
Mailing Address
City
State/Province
Zip/Postal

Please answer the following questions to the best of your ability (500 word max).

CONSENT TO USE YOUR NAME, ETC. By participating in this Contest, you also hereby grant to Fayette Chamber the right to use your name, voice, signature, biographical information, photo, and likeness for advertising, publicity, promotional and other purposes in any and all media, now or hereafter devised, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification or permission. Entry shall constitute a waiver to the extent such information may otherwise be protected under state and/or federal privacy laws (including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act).

RELEASE. By participating in this Contest, each Participant hereby agrees to release, waive and discharge the Fayette Chamber of Commerce and its subsidiaries such as each of its officers, directors, employees, and agents, from any and all claims, demands, obligations, causes of action and liabilities which now exist or may hereafter arise that relate in any way to such winning Participant’s participation in the Contest or any participation in any activity, event, or excursion offered in connection with the prize or any portion thereof.

CONTEST. By participating in this Contest, Participant agrees to be bound by the Contest guidelines (below), and Fayette Chamber of Commerce’s decisions, which are final. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any contest materials and the terms and conditions of the Contest guidelines, the guidelines shall prevail, govern and control. In no event will more than the stated number of prizes be awarded. The Fayette Chamber of Commerce reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest in whole or in part.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. The Fayette Chamber of Commerce is not responsible for any error in administration of the Contest in the announcement of the prizes, or the fulfillment of prizes.

Registration Opens September 1st, 2021

Until then, you will not be able to submit your application or pay your application fee.

Sponsorship Levels

Platinum: $3,000
Prime Placement of logo on all event signage, collateral, and printed material
Recognition from the podium in front of a live audience

Gold : $2,000
Logo Recognition (Chamber signage, collateral, printed material)
Recognition from the podium in front of a live audience

Silver : $1,000
Logo Recognition (Chamber website, signage, collateral, printed material)
Recognition from the podium in front of a live audience

Bronze: $500
Name Recognition (Chamber signage, collateral, printed material)
Recognition from the podium in front of a live audience

Deadline to be included in any printed material is October 1, 2021 

If interested, contact Jason Bass, jason@jasonhunterdesign.com

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