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BizBeat: Practice makes perfect at StartUpJC event

BizBeat: Practice makes perfect at StartUpJC event

June 29th, 2014 in News

StartUp Jefferson City plans to host its annual "Pitch It & Win It" contest on Oct. 25. To prepare entrepreneurs interested in pitching their business plan, StartUp JC will host an Aug. 16 "Practice Pitch" event.

"At this time, StartUp JC members are working to promote the opportunity and identify potential participants for the October pitch contest," Shaun Sappenfield of the Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce said.

Sappenfield said the event is designed to identify new entrepreneurs and/or potential business startups in the area.

The August session will allow each participant five minutes to present their business idea and 10 minutes to answer questions and receive feedback from a panel made up of business professionals.

The "Practice Pitch" event will be from 9-11 a.m. at the Chamber of Commerce building. Although this opportunity allows for a practice run, participation at the August session is not required for those interested in registering for the October event. Participants in October will have a chance to win a portion of $5,000 in prize money.