Stoneridge Software Sponsors 3rd Annual Barnesville Business Pitch Contest

By Maddie Spilde | August 11, 2016

Spark Your StartupSpark your startup! Entrepreneurs are invited to give their startup idea a jolt with Barnesville’s third annual Business Pitch Contest. Stoneridge Software, Crown Appraisals, the Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation, DBS, Inc., Protosthetics,  and the Barnesville Economic Development Authority are sponsoring a Barnesville Business Pitch Contest. In-kind donations provided by Eide Bailly and Heat Transfer Warehouse.

Entrants must fill out an online application at Deadline for entries is Thursday, Sept. 15. Once applicants are evaluated, the top entries will be picked.

Finalists will present a five-minute pitch in front of a judge’s panel, which includes the entrepreneur sponsors of the contest. Judges will have four minutes to ask questions and then score each entrant. Winners will receive up to a $1,000 cash prize, as well as mentoring hours by sponsors. A people’s choice winner will also be awarded via online voting.

The competition presentations will be held at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 6th at Old City Hall council chambers in Barnesville, Minn. Presentations are open to the public.

The startup idea is not required to be located in Barnesville, though a $10,000 forgivable loan is available to the winner, should they choose to locate a business within the city.

View details on awards, guidelines, rules and submission form.

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