About ArtWorks Big Pitch
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.
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