4 Pitch & Prize Opportunities Open Now

By Amanda Lewan on December 1st, 2016 / Comments

Hey entrepreneurs and creators we hope you are getting ready for a a busy year next year. Before you start to wrap up 2016, check out some of these upcoming pitch and prize opportunities. What a great way to end your year with a little extra cash and support.

1. ACE presentations open. Entrepreneurs can win up to $25 k in cash and prizes:  http://ace-event.org/ace17_challenge/. Ace is one of the largest gatherings of entrepreneurs and investors in the state and will be coming up right after the new year, January 26th, 2017.

2. Startup Story Night is open. This is an opportunity to present on stage your story at a large live event in Detroit. Only a few applications will be chosen, and those entrepreneurs will get the opportunity to polish their stories with nationally renowed storyteller Glynn Washington from Snap Judgement. Applications are due next week, December 9th: http://www.startupstorynight.com/

3. Kresge Arts Grants. Do you live in Metro Detroit? Are a writer, filmaker, or other type of independent creative? The Kresge Arts grant is a $25,000 grant for established artists to focus on their work. The applications open in December and close in January.  They are hosting informative workshops throughout the next few weeks to help you sharpen your application: http://www.kresgeartsindetroit.org/get-started

4. Join H2SAS & D New Tech for the 3rd annual D-New Tech EOY Pitch Competition! In Detroit on December 15th, the local meetup groups How to Start a Startup and D New Tech are joining forces for a larger night of pitches. Startups will win a local gifts. These are rapid fire, 60 second pitches in front of a panel of judges who include Brandon Epstein, Analyst at DVP, Camille Walker-Banks the Executive Director of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program, and David Tarver of the Urban Entrepreneurship Initiative. Come with your best new business ideas to rapid pitch in 60-sec to our panel of judges REGISTER HERE: https://goo.gl/blDvkx) or just come to hear some great ideas and meet awesome creators.

Enjoy your month of December and good luck to all of those applying!

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Amanda Lewan

Amanda Lewan

Editor @michipreneur. Co-founder Bamboo Detroit. Follow me @Amanda_Jenn. I love telling the story of entrepreneurs and innovators.