Biz Foundry to host “Start Here Pitch Competition”

Cookeville – The Biz Foundry, in cooperation with Highlands Careerfest will be hosting the “Start Here Pitch Competition” on Thurs. Nov. 17 from 8 a.m. to noon at 114 N. Cedar Ave. in Cookeville.  Startups on the local, regional or national level are invited to apply.

The winner of the competition will receive $10,000 and an opportunity to pitch their idea to the Upper Cumberland Angel Investors. Only entrepreneurs who have an idea in the concept or startup phase are eligible.

Eligibility requirements are:

  • Must plan on growing to 1 million plus in revenue or add 1 Million plus in revenue within 3 years
  • Must plan to grow to more than 5 employees or add more than 5 employees within 3 years
  • Must serve a regional or national market
  • Must have some lineage to the Upper Cumberland region. Started here, will start here, interested in starting here, or interested in relocating to the Upper Cumberland Region
  • Must have less than 50 employees

The deadline for application is Tuesday, Nov 1. The event is free to the public, but it is recommended that spectators RSVP HERE.

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