Creative Enterprise

ArtWorks Big Pitch presented by U.S. Bank is a 10-week mentorship program and pitch competition for established artists, makers, designers, and creative entrepreneurs competing for up to $20,000 in business grants.

Apply for Big Pitch

Applications close May 11, 2015

THE PRIZES

Grand Prize: $15,000 business grant
Audience Choice: $5,000 business grant

PART I: MENTORSHIP AND BUSINESS PLAN SUPPORT

8 finalists will be selected, and paired with a business mentor and U.S. Bank small business specialist to receive a minimum of 10 hours of mentorship and coaching over 10 weeks, culminating 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 on August 27, 2015. 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.


MEET THE 2015 BIG PITCH FINALISTS

Grateful Grahams
Rachel DesRochers
Covington, KY

Grateful Grahams is on a mission to spread a message of gratitude – one graham at a time.

Butcher Betties
Allison Hines
Florence, KY

Butcher Betties is a female, veteran owned butcher shop & gourmet food store specializing in local,  grass fed, natural, and organic meat.


 Roebling Point Books & Coffee

Richard Hunt
Covington, KY

RoPoBoCo welcomes readers, neighbors, authors, advocacy groups, visitors and everyone thirsting for cool books, hot coffee and great people.

Original Thought Required

James Marable
Cincinnati, OH

Original Thought Required is a cultural & fashion destination for Cincinnati. Focusing on limited edition apparel by independent designers.


Brush Factory
Hayes Shanesy & Rosie Kovacs

Brush Factory designs and fabricates custom contemporary furniture using regionally sourced  hardwoods.


Hazel Brown Photography

Jess Sheldon

Hazel Brown Photography is a photography service business and product developer, wholesaler and retailer of functional fine art products.


We Have Become Vikings
Jason Snell

WHBV is a group of rebels, rockers, thinkers and makers combining strategy and design to help tell stories through any means possible.


Cut and Sewn

Jenifer Sult

Cut and Sewn is a sample room that provides design, sewing, and patternmaking services for fashion and soft goods to design entrepreneurs.


2014 BIG PITCH HIGHLIGHTS

Meet the Big Pitch 2014 Finalists

ArtWorks Big Pitch 2014 Event Highlights from ArtWorks Cincinnati on Vimeo.

 

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