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Calling All Entrepreneurs! Registration Opens for Radius Indiana’s Final Pitch Competition of 2019

BEDFORD, Ind. (Nov. 8, 2019) — Registration is now open for the final round of Radius Indiana’s regional pitch competition. The competition takes place Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, at WestGate Academy, and is open to high school students and adults in the eight-county region.

The contest is an opportunity to present a startup idea, product or business plan and receive useful feedback and advice from a panel of judges, which will be comprised of business owners and community leaders from the Radius region.

Participants will be divided into student and adult categories and will receive feedback from the judges, entrepreneurial advice from experts, as well as compete for cash prizes and in-kind services. Winners of the student and adult competitions will each receive a check for $1,000 for first place, $600 for second and $400 for third.

All participants from the first round of the pitch competition are encouraged to return for the second round and new applicants will be selected to join the competition.

All new business ideas are welcome and may be at any stage in the development process, including the prototype stage. Presentation topics may come from any range of business sectors, from software development to defense sector work, or restaurant and retail industries to a new product or service. Contestants will be judged on the following:

  • Problem and Solution
  • Competitive Advantage
  • Target Customer
  • Financials
  • Presentation
  • Visibility
  • Overall Pitch

Event registration and a guide to preparing presentations are available at www.radiusindiana.com/pitch-competitions/. The registration deadline is Nov. 29 and selected applicants will be notified by Dec. 2.

For more information contact the Radius Indiana office at 812-277-9778.

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ABOUT RADIUS INDIANA: Radius Indiana is a regional economic development partnership representing eight counties in Southern Indiana: Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Greene, Lawrence, Martin, Orange, and Washington. Formed in 2009, Radius Indiana also serves as a point of contact in Indiana for Naval Support Activity Crane and leads regional collaboration by leveraging the diverse assets of Southwest Central Indiana to drive attraction, retention and expansion of business, thereby increasing employment and investment opportunities and quality of life within the region.

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