Pitch Competition


April 11, 2014 – Windsor Auditorium, 1405 East Broadway, Stephens College, Columbia, MO

See the Finalists Schedule

The competition is open to any individual or team of up to four individuals living in Mid-Missouri.

Each individual or team completes a two-page venture idea submission form and submits it online to: maholmes@gocolumbiamo.com See below link to access application and event materials. Finalists have the opportunity to compete for prize money sponsored by Missouri CORE (Connecting Our Regional Economy), a nonprofit economic development agency representing 5 mid-Missouri counties: Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Cole and Cooper.

  • Overall First Place – $5,000.00
  • Overall Second Place – $2,500.00
  • Overall Third Place – $1,500.00
  • High School First Place – $1,000.00
  • High School Second Place – $750.00
  • High School Third Place – $500.00
  • High School Fourth Place – $250.00
  • Social Entrepreneur Category First Place – $1,250.00
  • Social Entrepreneur Category Second Place – google tracker cell phone for free $1,000.00
  • Most Innovative Business Concept – $1,250.00
  • - High school participants are the only eligible candidates for the High School Prize Category.
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    - All other Finalists are eligible for the Overall, Social, and Innovation Prize Categories

36 finalists (individuals or teams) will be selected from written entries to present at the 2014 #BOOM Bounce Pitch Competition, which is part of the #BOOM event. The live presentations and judging will take place in Windsor Auditorium, 405 East Broadway, Stephens College. Winners will be announced at the end of the pitch competition.

The event will take place from 8:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Friday, April 11th.

We believe most people have entrepreneurial potential and can demonstrate that potential with limited assistance. We would http://blog.mbcharlotte.com/track-gprs-mobile-phone-2a/ be happy to provide assistance to individuals or teams about how to further develop their ideas. Judging will be by at least three community judges recognized for involvement with for-profit ventures.

The purpose of the competition is to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit in Mid-Missouri and promote the idea of creating an entrepreneurial community. In addition, it will also introduce and showcase the many talented local entrepreneurs throughout the day, highlight the resources available to entrepreneurs, and provide networking opportunities to venture capitalists, bankers, and the business and academic community.

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