Hey Quad Cities risk-takers and changemakers!
Do you have a “moonshot” idea or an existing business you’d like to expand? Even just a product or business idea you've scribbled down on a napkin?
If you answered YES, please join us for Quad Cities Annual AZ Pioneer Pitch competition for entrepreneurs (aka, a showcase like you see on ABC's Shark Tank)!
Also, the first place winner of the Quad Cities Pioneer Pitch Competition will go on to compete in our state-wide finals competition for a $10,000 cash prize. The event, which also honors successful Moonshot entrepreneurs, will be held in Flagstaff in July 2023.
Nervous about applying? Watch the video below. Three winners from the 2021 Verde Valley Pioneer Pitch Event talk about their experiences!
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, candidates must submit an online application. Applicants will need to explain their start-up idea, what they feel their unique selling proposition is, and why their product is better than what is already on the market.
PLEASE NOTE: When you sign up to participate in the Quad Cities AZ Pioneer Pitch, you will also receive start-up and pitch education led by Ruth Ellen Elinski and her team at SBDC for a total of $35 per participant. Workshops dates will be announced soon. You will be prompted to sign up for the workshops after completing the Pioneer Pitch Application under NEXT STEPS on the confirmation page.
FEBRUARY 24, 2023
Verde Valley - October 14 & 14, 2022
Quad Cities -February 24, 2023
Globe - March 9 & 10, 2023
Tucson - April 14 & 15, 2023
Winslow/1-40 - April 28 & 29, 2023
Flagstaff - May 5 & 6, 2023
Rim Country - May 19 & 20, 2023
Cochise County - June 9 & 10, 2023
Yuma - TBD