Fast Pitch entries due Jan. 31

Applications due January 31st for the 6 County Fast Pitch Coming to Henry, Mercer, Stark, Henderson, Warren and Knox Counties

A team of local economic development leaders are planning a 6 County Fast Pitch Competition in March 2018 to provide entrepreneurs with the resources they need to turn their ideas into reality. The initiative is open to new businesses or products that will be based in Henry, Henderson, Knox, Mercer, Stark, or Warren Counties.  Similar to what’s seen on “Shark Tank” the 6 County Fast Pitch Competition consists of presentation made to judges during individual, confidential sessions for a chance to win a portion of $125,000 in prizes that include cash, advertising, and professional small business consultation that will help them turn their idea into reality. Eligible participants will get to “pitch” a business idea that could be developed in one of the participating counties to judges with business, investment, development, and marketing backgrounds.

The Fast Pitch Contest will take place on March 14, 2018. Applications to enter the contest are due by January 31st. Mock/Practice sessions for eligible participants will take place on February 12, giving them a chance to hone their pitch and get advice before their final presentation during the contest.

You can also find out more details about the Fast Pitch at the www.6countyfastpitch.org website.

Important Dates:

Fast Pitch Applications to enter the contest will be due on January 31, 2018. The application is on Illinois Extension’s website: web.extension.illinois.edu/hmrs
Mock/Practice Sessions for those selected will take place on February 12, 2018

Fast Pitch Contest will take place on March 14, 2018

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