St. Pete Pitch Night

ABOUT

St. Pete celebrates all things entrepreneurial!  As St. Pete continues to grow and make strides to build capacity and density, we discover new and existing gaps that can be utilized as opportunities to keep our community moving forward.  St. Pete Pitch Night focuses on showcasing, elevating and seeding community-based businesses through a friendly pitch competition for a chance to win $5,000 toward a local startup.

We take pride in our community coming together to support the entrepreneurs that are helping to make this the city that we love.

Join for a night of entertainment, entrepreneurship and competition. Don’t miss out on a fun and effective opportunity to make a connection and hear ideas in a city that fosters and supports a strong entrepreneurial community!

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  • Innovative pitches from five participants
  • Q&A from expert judges
  • Winner presentation with cash prizes: $5,000 overall grand prize and $500 audience choice award
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Wednesday, February 24, 2021
5 – 6:30 PM

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VIRTUAL – Register for link to join on the live event

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To be eligible to apply as a participant, startups must meet the following requirements:

  • Scalable and/or innovative concept
  • In business for 4 years or less
  • Previously presented or scheduled to present at a 1 Million Cups (virtually held on Wednesdays at 9 AM) OR currently enrolled in an entrepreneurship program at a Tampa Bay college or University
 
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Local entrepreneurs are invited to apply to pitch for a chance to win up to $5,000! There will also be a $500 Audience Choice Award.

WHAT TO EXPECT 

Each participant will have the opportunity to present a six-minute pitch with a six-minute Q&A session with expert local judges.  Participant bio, headshot and final presentation will be requested to be submitted as a selected participant.  

Participants will be expected to attend a welcome meeting, an event practice/run through and an optional “Perfect your Pitch” session.

Apply by Thursday, January 28th at 3 PM for the opportunity to compete. FIVE local entrepreneurs will be selected and contacted on Tuesday, February 2nd by 3 PM.

Winners will be announced at 1 Million Cups, St. Pete on Wednesday, February 3rd from 9-10 AM.

Questions?  Contact: Brittany Cagle bcagle@stpete.com

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:

VIRTUAL ST. PETE PITCH NIGHT, OCTOBER 2020

Congratulations to ALL the entrepreneurs who competed in October 2020 Virtual St. Pete Pitch Night!  View profiles below.  

TOP PITCH: Ashley Haywood, Embrew Tea

AUDIENCE CHOICE: Lorielle Hollaway, Cultured Books