Pitch Southern WV Idea & Business Competitions

Do you have a unique or innovative business idea or product?

The WV Hive Network, in partnership with TechConnect WV, is excited to announce the 5th installment of the business idea competitions encompassing twelve counties in southern West Virginia. The upcoming competition, to be held in Summersville, WV, is for residents of Nicholas, Braxton, Fayette, Webster, Pocahontas, Greenbrier, Summers, Monroe, Raleigh, Mercer, Wyoming, and McDowell Counties. * The deadline to submit an application is midnight, May 31st.

Please note: ONLY those with new business ideas or new business start-ups less than three years in operation are eligible to apply. You DO NOT need to be a WV Hive client to apply.

Applications will be evaluated by a team of reviewers, with the top applicants chosen to pitch their unique idea or product in-person at the Summersville Arena & Conference Center in Summersville on June 17, 2019.

To be considered, please fill out and submit the below application no later than midnight May 31, 2019. If your idea or product is chosen as one of the successful applicants, you will be provided additional details and coaching by the WV Hive on how to create a pitch presentation for your idea or product.

During the competition, you will have five minutes to present your idea or product to a panel of judges and explain what is innovative about your business idea and how it will make a difference to residents of southern WV.

The presentation will be followed with a brief question and answer period with the judges.

A grand prize winner will be awarded $1,000 to use towards growing their idea or product into a business. 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive smaller awards.

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Please note: ONLY those with new business ideas or new business start-ups less than three years in operation are eligible to apply. You must reside in Nicholas, Braxton, Fayette, Webster, Pocahontas, Greenbrier, Summers, Monroe, Raleigh, Mercer, Wyoming, or McDowell Counties to apply. Winners from previous Pitch Southern West Virginia competitions will not be permitted to compete in this competition.