Pitch Your Best Idea. Walk Away With $5000 to Make It Happen.
Yeah, we know, it usually takes more than $5000 for your big idea to make it to the marketplace. But how many opportunities to startups have to share their information We also know that startups need seed capital to test their ideas, their assumptions, and to build customer relationships -- often for products and consumers who don't yet exist. We get it.
Create West Virginia launched the first statewide Pitch Your Idea entrepreneurial challenge in 2012 to coincide with the fifth statewide conference. Since then, Create WV has distributed $20,000 to startups to test their business ideas and assumptions. We’re interested in encouraging people with good ideas.
This year, the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority is offering the $5000 cash prize to one of four final competitors who pitch the Local partners for the Valley Ventures Entrepreneurs' Café are the Region 1 Workforce Investment Board, Generation West Virginia and Beckley-Raleigh, Greater Bluefield, Greater Greenbrier, Fayette, Princeton-Mercer, Summersville and Pocahontas Chambers of Commerce.