PITCH is a 4-week program that helps entrepreneurs create a compelling story for their business.

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Pitch Night


Pitch Your Business

The PITCH Program is designed to highlight and showcase local talent while providing entrepreneurs with an opportunity to complete for funding.

It guides emerging founders and small business owners through several workshops and 1 x 1 mentor sessions to develop their value proposition and presentation skills.

The 4–week engagement culminates in Pitch Night where participants compete to win up to $2,500, helping jump-start business operations.

Sponsor our next PITCH event! Contact Jordan Elster at jordan.elster@innovationstudio.org

Pitch PROGRAM Sessions

The ten applicants have a chance to meet and connect with other participants, entrepreneurs, and advisors in the program. It will also be an intro to the program and opportunity to ask questions.

Participants complete two on-demand workshops "Create a Pitch Deck" and "Learn to Tell Your Story".

1-Hour Pitch Prep Session with Mentor

Participants meet twice with an experienced advisor to further develop one's business narrative, pitch, and deck.

The ten participants will present 3 minute Pitches  in front of judges and the community in hopes of winning up to $2,500.

"Just going through that rigorous process... made me feel like I can actually do it... Of course the win made me feel even more confident about what I am trying to sell."
Thato Mwosa
Pitch Night 1st Place Winner
Since 2019, Innovation Studio has held 11 Pitch cohorts, supporting over 100 businesses and awarding over $50,000 in cash prizes.

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Interested in sponsoring the next PITCH event? Contact Jordan Elster at jordan.elster@innovationstudio.org