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Pitch Ypsi $5000

March 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Have an idea for a business in Eastern Washtenaw County, or do you already have a business and you’ve got an eye on growth? This is your chance to compete to showcase your business to the community for a chance to win $5,000! We’re calling the best and brightest to apply to present in this first of its kind competition!

Pitch Ypsi $5000 is a business plan competition hosted by local leaders in Eastern Washtenaw County. The 5 best submissions will be chosen by a selection committee to present at the Pitch Night on March 8th, 2017, where a panel of 5 judges representing the $5000 that’s being donated to the winner will score the pitches, and a winner will be chosen.

We invite everyone in the community to come out and support our local entrepreneurs who make our economy unique.

RSVP to this event now, as it should be a great one!

Evening Agenda:
– 5:00pm Networking
– 5:30pm Presentations Begin
– 7:00pm Winner Announced
– 7:30pm Closing Remarks


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
You can view a map of parking options in Downtown Ypsilanti here.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
If you are an interested business owner and have questions about the competition rules or application process follow this link to the submission form. Contact info is provided there if you still have questions. If you are a Spectator and have questions click the ‘Contact the Organizer’ button on this page.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, you do not need to bring a printed ticket for this event.

Organizer: Planning Committee
Organizer of Pitch Ypsi $5000
The Pitch Ypsi $5000 Competition is being
organized and steered by the following
passionate east side supporters:
Joe Licavoli, Ann Arbor Spark — Spark East
Allan Newman, Entrepreneur in Residence at EMU
Jack Bidlack, The B. Side
Angela Barbash, Revalue
Amanda Edmonds, Mayor of Ypsilanti
Khadija Wallace, Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Black Chamber of Commerce


March 8
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm


MIchigan Black Chamber of Commerce


Spark East
215 West Michigan Avenue, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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