Pittsburgh Business Pitch

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April 25th and 26th

What Is the Pittsburgh Business Pitch?

The Pittsburgh Business Show is excited to offer one Pittsburgh’s first ever start-up business pitch programs. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for 12 new Pittsburgh start-up business concepts to win start-up services that are worth tens of thousands of dollars to help support getting their business off the ground.

It’s called the Pittsburgh Business Pitch, and it will take place over two days at the Pittsburgh Business Show on April 25-26 on the main event floor at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

How Do I Sign Up for the Opportunity to Deliver My Pitch or to Nominate a Business?

For a business to be considered as a nominee for this event, please fill out the form below.
In this form, you’ll explain:

  • Business Concept name and Contact information
  • Why your startup deserves to be one of the 12 businesses chosen to be a part of the Pittsburgh Business Pitch?
  • What makes your product or service unique?
  • What is your vision for the business?
  • Why your startup should have the opportunity to win this opportunity?

What Happens If the Business is Chosen to be a finalist in the Pittsburgh Business Pitch Event?

Once the 12 Pittsburgh Business Pitch finalists are chosen, they will be contacted to present at the Pittsburgh Business Show on April 25th and 26th at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Where they will have the opportunity to create a presentation to deliver to attendees, exhibitors and Pitch sponsors at the Pittsburgh Business Show.

Each of the 12 finalists will receive a 10 x 10 booth space that includes a table, chairs, and curtain for both days of the Show. Each finalist must provide materials that explain their business idea for attendees and sponsors to review. All Pittsburgh Business Pitch finalists are required to attend the full two days (April 25 and 26, 2018) of the Pittsburgh Business Show and to be present at their booth to talk about their start-up concept. Show attendees, plus the sponsors providing their services for a new start-up company, will listen to their presentations and cast real-time votes. Pitch finalists will also be encouraged to share their ideas on social media to gain more votes. The new start-up company, with the most votes, will win the services and products that are offered to help get their business off the ground. We welcome the community, family, friends, entrepreneurs, business executives, creatives, and investors to help with the voting.

On the afternoon of April 26, a winner will be chosen based on total votes cast. The winning start-up will be presented the Pittsburgh Business Pitch award on the main stage.

What Does the Winning Startup Receive?

Pittsburgh Business Pitch sponsors are providing support and services to the winning startup that will help support them launch their brand and business.

Who Can Be Nominated?

Anyone who has a great business idea that lives in the Pittsburgh Region including all 10 counties can be nominated! If you know somebody who has a great startup idea—or if you are someone who has a great startup idea—please nominate the idea by filling out this form:

Nomination Form

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  • Attain Business leads, referrals, and New Clients
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