Sourced from Dubois County Free Press
Current Blend and Elevate Southwest Indiana is hosting a Shark Tank-style pitch competition at Current Blend, 307 E 4th St. in Huntingburg, Tuesday, November 28 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Individuals and teams will have the opportunity to share their business, innovation, or entrepreneurial idea before a panel of judges in hopes of earning prize money to invest in their start-up. This competition is intended to kickstart the entrepreneurial community of Southwest Indiana and the ideas it contains.
Elevate Southwest Indiana is a partnership between Elevate Ventures and the Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship.
“Elevate Southwest Indiana is excited to partner with Current Blend to build up the entrepreneurial ecosystem and help turn these ideas into businesses,” said Eric Steele, Entrepreneurial Engagement Director for Elevate Ventures.
Each entrepreneur will have five to ten minutes to pitch his/her idea before a panel of judges. Visual aids such as a slide deck or powerpoint are optional. There is no geographic limit for participation, but special consideration will be given for those within Elevate Southwest Indiana’s coverage area.
Anyone is welcome to enter the contest by emailing a paragraph outlining his/her start-up idea to firstname.lastname@example.org. Contestants will be notified of additional event details as we near the competition date
Additionally, the public is welcome to attend and watch the start-up pitches on the night of the competition.