Savannah SCORE Offers Opportunity for Entrepreneurs to Win $10K to Launch Their New Business
(SAVANNAH, GA) Got an idea for a unique exciting new product or service? Then consider the new “BizPitch Savannah™” entrepreneurial competition, a kinder, gentler version of TV’s “Shark Tank.” It’s a chance to pitch your idea to a panel of judges with the potential to win $2500 in cash and a package of professional start-up business services worth an estimated $7,500.
This can either be a new start up or, if you have an existing business, you must have obtained your Savannah-Chatham business license after March 1, 2017. You must be at least 18 years old. Applications will be accepted through midnight, Wednesday, Aug. 1, with a $25 non-refundable application fee payable at the time of submission.
Eight finalists will be announced on Aug. 10, and will make their pitches to a panel of judges at the “BizPitch Savannah™” event on Friday, Sept. 7, from 4-6:30 p.m. at The Creative Coast, 2222 Bull St.
The five judges are Jesse Cole, entrepreneur and owner, The Savannah Bananas; Jen Bonnett, vice president of innovation and entrepreneurship for the Savannah Economic Development Authorityand executive director of The Creative Coast; Susan Speros, founder and president of Speros Business Technology Solutions; Sheree Darien, community development loan officer, Small Business Assistance Corporation; and a certified Savannah SCOREBusiness Mentor.
Three winners will receive the cash and services.
Competition rules and application forms are available at http://bizpitchsavannah.com.
“BizPitch Savannah™” is presented by the Savannah Chapter of SCORE, the nation’s largest provider of free business mentoring and educational programs for aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners. Sponsorships and donations for the event include those from:
Savannah Economic Development Authority
Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce
Savannah Morning News / GateHouse Media
Small Business Assistance Corporation
Wells Fargo – The Private Bank
City of Savannah Office of Business Opportunity
The Creative Coast
Carriage Trade Public Relations® Inc.
Ad Specialty Services
(SAVANNAH, GA) Representatives from Enmark in partnership with Savannah Morning News are excited to announce an art contest for the upcoming 2013 Enmark Savannah River Bridge Run. This contest is open to the general public, and everyone is invited to enter. There is a cash prize of $1,000 for the winning entry, which will serve as the official 2013 Enmark Savannah River Bridge Run t-shirt design and will be used in various promotional materials. Entries will be accepted until 12:00 noon on Friday, August 30.
A panel will be selected to judge the entries the week of September 2. The designs will be judged based on creativity, originality and the use of required elements. The winning entry will be announced on Friday, September 6 on SavannahNow.com and SavannahRiverBridgeRun.com. The t-shirt design contest is held in conjunction with one of Savannah’s premier events, the Enmark Savannah River Bridge Run, which will be held in downtown Savannah on Saturday, December 7, 2013. For more information on the art contest and to register your entry, please visit savannahnow.upickem.net.
Registration for the 2013 Enmark Savannah River Bridge Run is available through several methods until Wednesday, December 4. You can register online at SavannahRiverBridgeRun.com, in person at Fleet Feet Sports on Waters Avenue or by mail if you download the printable registration form. After December 4, participants can register at the Expo on Friday, December 5. Participants cannot register on the day of the race.
Presented by Enmark and organized by the Greater Savannah Sports Council, the Enmark Savannah River Bridge Run benefits the Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion at St. Joseph’s/Candler. For registration, race details and information contact Fleet Feet Sports of Savannah at (912) 355-3527 or visit www.SavannahRiverBridgeRun.com.