StartUpNV hosts annual Launch Rural Nevada networking event

StartUpNV is sponsoring Launch Rural Nevada Pitch Day, an annual event for those in rural Nevada with a business idea or existing business to pitch their concept and gain expert advice.
Specifically designed for startups and small business owners in rural Nevada, Launch Rural Nevada Pitch Day offers four individuals or groups with a business concept an opportunity to make a five-minute pitch on an original business idea to a panel of judges and an audience of entrepreneurs, small business owners, potential investors, students, and community leaders.
Pitches will take place virtually and in-person at Great Basin Community College in Elko and Western Nevada College in Carson City.
The competition consists of two categories. The youth division is open to middle and high school students from rural Nevada school districts, and the adult division is open to participants 18 years and older who reside in rural Nevada. Applicants will be notified by Oct. 18 of the organizing committee’s selections for finalists to pitch at the event.
Cash prizes offered for both the youth and adult divisions include $2,500 for first place, $1,500 for second place, $1,000 for third place, and $250 for audience choice.
The event will also offer a half day of education prior to the pitches, including information on funding sources, past winners’ stories, and a discussion about social media marketing.
The deadline to register to pitch is Friday.
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