Applications for Big Pitch are closed.
1. Apply Online (May 2 – June 30)
Applications are now closed. ArtWorks will announce the eight finalists at the beginning of August.
2. Meet Your Team (Week of July 25)
Over 10 weeks, each finalist will participate in:
At least 10 hours of mentorship and coaching from a business mentor and U.S. Bank small business specialist
Workshops to polish your pitch and refine your business plan
Exposure in front of 500+ audience members at the Big Pitch event
3. Make Your Pitch (October 6)
At the Big Pitch event, each finalist will deliver a 5-minute pitch to our expert panel of judges for the opportunity to receive a $15,000 business grant. Finalists will be evaluated on the strength of their business plan and final pitch. An additional $5,000 business grant will be awarded to the audience favorite. Big Pitch will be held at Rhinegeist in Over-the-Rhine.
Monday, May 2: Applications open
Wednesday, May 18: ArtWorks Big Pitch Q & A Panel w/ Big Pitch Winners
Wednesday, June 1: Business Plan Workshop
Thursday, June 30: Applications close
Friday, July 15: All Applicants Notified
Monday, August 1: Finalists Announced to the Public
The online application is closed.