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Announcing the 2014 Big Pitch Finalists

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 FINALISTS

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.

THE EVENT

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 PRIZE

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.

CONTACT

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.

A BIG THANKS TO OUR
ONGOING FUNDERS