Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission

ABOUT PITCH YOUR PLAN

WHAT

Pitch Your Plan is a business competition open to current or prospective entrepreneurs who present a for-profit business idea. Pitch your ideas for the chance at a community prize package!

WHO

Eligible business concepts are strictly limited to a business start-up, an expansion of a current business with a new concept, product or service line, or a relocation of an existing business that is currently outside of Douglas County. Eligible business concepts must locate to within Douglas County.

HOW

There will be 3 phases, first fill out an online application with 6 simple questions. Up to 10 applicants will advance to phase 2, building the business plan. The finalists will be chosen to advance to phase 3 and deliver a shark-style presentation to the judges.

HOW IT WORKS

Phase1

February 24 - March 13

Answer 6 simple questions that you will be judged on to convince us you have what it takes. Up to 10 submissions will advance to phase 2.
Phase2

Business Plans Due: TBD

Work with a business consultant to build your business plan & advance to phase 3.
Phase3

Pitch: TBD

Pitch Your Plan in a shark-tank style presentation to the judges on stage.

ELIGIBILITY

OFFICIAL RULES

2 Categories

1) A business start-up
2) An expansion of a current business with a new concept, product or service line OR a relocation of an existing business that is currently outside Douglas County 
Eligible business concepts must locate to within Douglas County

Chick below to read through the official rules!

Steering Committee Members:

Erin Berns

LifeStage Wealth Management

Daylon Faber

Faber Insurance

Jess Ptacek

Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce

Michael Cass

Swenson Lervick Syverson Trosvig Jacobson Cass, PA

Taylor Brown

ORB Commercial Real Estate

Tim Schoonhoven

Widseth Smith Nolting

Abby Strom

Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission

Nicole Fernholz

Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission

 

Mike Weber

City of Alexandria

Josh Meyers

Zimny Insurance

Sara Stadtherr

City of Alexandria

Jason Schmidt

Smokin' Brews & 'Ques

 

 

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