ArtWorks Big Pitch presented by U.S. Bank
ArtWorks is looking for Artisans, Makers and Creative Entrepreneurs who have been in business for a minimum of 2 years and seek to grow their business to apply for the 2017 ArtWorks Big Pitch competition. Your business headquarters must be within 30 miles from the ArtWorks office (20 E. Central Parkway, 45202).
Join us for two workshops to make sure your applications are in tip-top shape!
May 17: Panel Discussion
May 31: Business Planning Workshop
Applications are due June 23, 2017. Finalists will be notified no later than July 14, 2017 and must accept by July 17, 2017. The 10 week mentorship program runs July 21-September 28.
Please note there is a $25 application fee. There will be a link to submit your $25 application fee after completing the form. Applications submitted without the fee will not be reviewed.
THE 10-WEEK BIG PITCH PROGRAM
Grand Prize: $15,000 business grant
Audience Choice: $5,000 business grant
PART I: MENTORSHIP AND BUSINESS PLAN SUPPORT
After a competitive application process, ArtWorks will select 8 finalists and pair them with a business mentor and U.S. Bank Small Business Specialist to receive mentorship and coaching over 10 weeks. The program will culminate in a public pitch event in front of a live audience and an expert panel of judges.
PART II: THE BIG PITCH EVENT
Each finalist will deliver a 5-minute pitch at the Big Pitch event. A panel of judges will evaluate finalists based on the strength of their business plan and final pitch. The winner will be awarded a $15K business grant. An additional $5K business grant will be awarded to the Audience Choice