Creative Enterprise

Applications for Big Pitch are closed.


Selection Process

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.


KEY DATES

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


Application

The online application is closed.

 

 

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ONGOING FUNDERS