We are proud to announce the eight finalists for our inaugural ArtWorks Big Pitch competition on Wednesday, August 27th at the American Sign Museum! These creative and inspiring makers, artisans and creative entrepreneurs are putting Cincinnati on the map and ArtWorks is very excited to offer the opportunity to win a $15,000 business grant to one of these businesses.
The Canopy Crew, owner Django Kroner
Chocolats Latour, owner Shalini Latour
Golden Hour Moving Pictures, owner C. Jacqueline Wood
Heather Britt Dance Collective, owner Heather Britt
Madisono’s Gelato and Sorbet, owner Matt Madison
Modern Misfit Classic Genius, owner Cordario Collier
Noble Denim, owner Chris Sutton
Steam Whistle Letter Press and Design, owner Brian Stuparyk
MENTORSHIP + COACHING
The eight finalists will be coached by a mentor and a U.S. Bank representative over the next 10 weeks. The entrepreneurs will also attend workshops on pitch technique and financial education to help them develop their business plans.
On August 27th at the American Sign Museum, each entrepreneur will have five minutes to deliver their best pitch in front of a live audience and a panel of experts. The audience will also have an opportunity to vote for their top pick.
The top business will be awarded a grand prize of $15,000 cash. The audience also has the chance to vote for the business that deserves the $5,000 Audience Choice Award. Two runners-up will be awarded professional services such as legal, accounting and branding support.
For more information on ArtWorks Big Pitch and future ArtWorks events, please visit ArtWorksCincinnati.org. For press inquiries, contact Christine Carli, ArtWorks Communications Manager at 513-333-0388.