Every business has a story to tell. It is critical to be able to deliver a
concise elevator pitch to investors, partners, or customers. The upcoming CompePITTch’in
will provide an open venue for prospective business owners in the community to pitch
business ideas for cash grants, practice delivering the pitch, and network with other
entrepreneurs.

The CompePITTch’in will take place at 6:00 PM on February 21, 2018, at StillLife, located at
511 Cotanche Street. Applications will be accepted beginning December 11, 2017, until
January 31, 2018. Finalists will be selected and notified by February 7, 2018.
For-profit businesses are eligible to apply. Individual and team entries are welcome. The
grand prize will be at least $6,000 with second place earning $3,600, and third place taking
home $2,400.

Young entrepreneurs will have a chance to pitch business ideas in a separate contest
during a Young Entrepreneurs Pitch competition for middle and high school students to be
held at 11:00 AM on February 21, 2018, at the ECU Willis Building, 300 East First Street.
Cash and other prizes will be available.

The Uptown Greenville is partnering with the Pitt County Development Commission, ECU, Pitt
Community College, SEED, the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce, and The City of Greenville to host the competitions to promote small business and startup success.

Applications are available at uptowngreenville.com and the websites of the Pitt County
Development Commission, City of Greenville, Pitt Community College, SEED, and the
Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce.

CompePITTch’in
Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at 6:00 PM
Still Life, 511 Cotanche Street
Application Deadline: January 31, 2018

Applications available at http://bit.ly/compePITTchin or on any participating organization’s
website.

Young Entrepreneur Pitch Competition for Middle and High School Students in Pitt County
Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at 11:00 AM
ECU Willis Building, 300 East First Street
Application Deadline: February 5, 2018
Applications available at https://goo.gl/forms/lHJKIkCxb95vG3bt2