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With $2,000 in the Offing, Student Entrepreneurs Pitch Business Ideas

Are you interested in hearing how entrepreneurs grab attention and get funding for their start-up? Then, the Student Venture Pitch competition is a must-see business pitch throw down.

On December 8, students will have three minutes to compete for funding before a panel of successful inventors, entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial-minded practitioners in the business community. Presentations will include an overview of the business, who the customer or market is and how the business would benefit from the prize money.

“The pace will be lively, the pitches fascinating, and there is real cash at stake,” stated Community Entrepreneurship Director Bruce McHenry. “It is South Mountain Community College’s version of the Social Venture Partners Fast Pitch and the Arizona Commerce Authority Venture Ready Pitch competition.”

Jenna DeCoite, an entrepreneurial student, and owner of Makawao Sausage Factory received crowd favorite at the spring 2015 venture pitch. “This win gave me the confidence to turn my dream into a reality,” she stated. “The prize money allowed me to purchase some much-needed equipment and perfect the heirloom recipe that is available today.”

Event details:

Tuesday, December 8
2-5 p.m.
South Mountain Community Library, Community Room

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