Creative Enterprise

ArtWorks Big Pitch presented by U.S. Bank, is a mentorship program and pitch competition for established creative businesses.

The program is designed for creative businesses that have been established for at least two years, whose headquarters are within 30 miles of the ArtWorks downtown office. Eight finalists will be selected through a competitive application process to participate in the program, and they will be paired with a business mentor and U.S. Bank Small Business Banking Specialist.

Over the course of the program, each finalist will receive mentorship and coaching as well as pitch help and business planning assistance. The program will culminate in a public pitch event September 25th at Memorial Hall, in which finalists will compete for a business grant.

Applications are now closed.

Official Rules for ArtWorks Big Pitch.

Big Pitch Mentorship Course

Tuesday, July 17: Welcome + Orientation

Tuesday, July 24: Finance Coaching

Tuesday, July 31: Pitch Workshop

Tuesday, August 7: Legal Workshop

Tuesday, August 14: Marketing + Branding

Tuesday, August 21: Telling Your Story

Tuesday, August 28: Pitch Workshop

Tuesday, September 4: Business Planning Support

Tuesday, September 11: Happy Hour & Check in, Final Business Plans Due

Tuesday, September 18: Practice Pitches

Monday, September, 24: Tech Rehearsal at venue

Tuesday, September 25: ArtWorks Big Pitch presented by U.S. Bank Event Pitch Night

Thursday, September 27: Big Pitch Finalists Round Table Dinner

Applications are now closed



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