Entrepreneurs Unlimited: A Pitch Contest

Entrepreneurs Unlimited: A Pitch Contest is Communities Unlimited’s first-ever virtual business pitch contest. The competition aims to assist business owners in Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas as they adjust to the pandemic’s economic impact by pitching their idea for pivoting or rebooting their business. Startup ideas are also welcome to compete. The first 50 businesses to register will receive one domain name and website for one year from GoDaddy. The top prize is $3,000! 

Send Us Your Winning Pitch!

Prizes:

First Prize: $3,000

Second Prize: $2,000

Audience Favorite: $1,000


Points will be awarded for:

  • Original and relevant business ideas
  • Well thought out product or service that customers will appreciate (and buy!)
  • Tell us about the size of the market and the people who will be your customers
  • Details of how you plan to start or grow your business

Requirements:

  • Your video pitch can be no longer than 2 minutes.
  • You must own or be starting a business in one of the following states: 
    • Arkansas
    • Mississippi
    • Tennessee
    • Texas
  • Video pitches must be submitted by Sunday, October 25th at midnight CST.
  • The top 15 entries will be notified via email on Monday, November 2nd, and will move on to the live event. 
  • You must attend the live event on Monday, November 16th, 2020, starting at 5:30 pm CST to be eligible to win.

*Not for profit organizations are not eligible for the pitch contest.

Entrepreneurs Unlimited: What You Need to Know



Participants located in the Communities Unlimited service area may be eligible for free business assistance from a management consultant and considered for a small business loan from Communities Unlimited.

Be sure to include your business’s name and where you are from. Still, have questions? Contact us at 479-443-2700 (for Pitch Contest), or akira.morishita@CommunitiesU.org.

The Entrepreneurs Unlimited: A Pitch Contest is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. From November 12-18, 10 million people in 170 countries will take part in 39,000 events, activities and competitions that help make it possible for anyone, anywhere to start and scale a business.

*Communities Unlimited, Inc. reserves the right to cancel the competition if fewer than 10 video submissions are received.