The StartUp Fayette Pitch Contest

November 16, 2021


Building your business does not have to happen alone. 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.

By attending StartUp Fayette’s monthly events, you will have access to content that will assist you in using your entrepreneurial spirit and turning the enthusiasm into tangible objectives.

The mission of StartUp Fayette is to create an ecosystem in Fayette County that catalyzes innovation and growth through entrepreneurial startups. The Fayette Chamber of Commerce partners with the University of Georgia’s Small Business Development Center to assist you with your business needs.

Aspiring entrepreneurs have the opportunity to use their inspiration and business ideas to innovate our business community.

If you are a resident in Fayette or surrounding counties, please consider applying to the Fayette Chamber of Commerce Business Pitch Competition.

The Business Pitch Contest provides aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to innovate and bring their business idea to life. A panel of pitch committee volunteers will score and analyze your 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.

Participation in StartUp Fayette is strongly encouraged for the participation in the Business Pitch Contest, which will be held on November 16, 2021.


  • 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
  • Participants are strongly encouraged to attend at least three in-person and/or online StartUp Fayette sessions prior to entering the Pitch Contest
    • Dates:
      Third Tuesday of the Month, 5:30 PM- 7:00 PM
    • Location:
      In-person at Launch and Go Workspace
    • Missed a StartUp Fayette Meeting?
      No worries! You can access all the Facebook Live recordings: here

Dates to Consider

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

Physical Address *
Physical Address
Mailing Address
Mailing Address

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.

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 Elizabeth Plasencia,