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"Pitch Palooza' encourages entrepreneurs

"Pitch Palooza' encourages entrepreneurs

August 20th, 2012 in News

Drew Muessig dreams of starting a new restaurant.

Susan Schauffler wants a permanent home for her archery business.

And Herman Lueckenotte thinks Mid-Missourians should be able to catch commercial flights from Jefferson City as well as Columbia.

Those were just three of nearly two dozen ideas "pitched" Saturday during more than three hours of entrepreneurs' presentations to business representatives and other entrepreneurs, during the "Start-Up Jefferson City" event called "Pitch Palooza."

"The whole point behind this was to bring to the surface that there is an entrepreneurial subculture around here," said Mike Honeywell, one of the event's organizers and owner of two independent businesses.

"There are people who have ideas and passions, who are wanting to start businesses - but there's really no place to help them work those ideas out and help them bring those ideas to reality."