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Radically Rural Roundtable: PitchFork Model
May 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
PitchFork: A fun, friendly, free pitch model that builds a path between wealth in your community and the entrepreneurs that need it
Are you interested in expanding your community’s support of local entrepreneurs? Come learn more about the Hannah Grimes Center’s PitchFork Program. Hannah Grimes is an entrepreneurial hub for businesses to learn and advance their skills and make meaningful connections in the community. PitchFork was established in 2016 when it became abundantly clear that rural areas were not recovering in the same way as their urban counterparts and startup rates were abysmally low. PitchFork has grown and changed over the years to meet the need for diverse types of funding for startup and growth.
In this friendly, rural pitch competition, local businesses are chosen to pitch their plans and ideas in front of the community in order to earn investments, loans, networking opportunities, and other resources. Hannah Grimes has iterated the PitchFork platform many times to meet their needs, the needs of its entrepreneurs, and the needs of the community.
Come and learn how the Hannah Grimes Center has made this event a success for years and how you can replicate this model in your own rural community.
BONUS: toward the end we’ll do breakout groups for participants to come up with a one minute idea pitch of their own to compete for the grand prizes of glory, fame, and some free Radically Rural tickets.