Second Annual Racine/Kenosha Fastpitch Competition
When: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 / Initial presentations 2:30 p.m. / Open to the public 5:00 p.m.
Where: UW - Parkside, Student Center Ballroom | 900 Wood Road, Kenosha, WI 53141
Who: Passionate entrepreneurs in all phases of business, including startup or pre-startup; idea stage. High school seniors and college-age students welcome.
Why: To win cash prizes, feedback & exposure!
In business, “three strikes” is generous. If you can’t pitch your product, service or concept in three minutes—you’re outta there!
The Second Annual Racine/Kenosha FastPitch Competition is your chance to prove the potential of your business idea…meet people who can help you succeed…maybe even win a cash prize! Competitors will have three minutes max to hit it out of the park before a panel of judges from the business and investment community. Verbal presentations only—no PowerPoint.
Open with a hook that grabs attention. Deliver your pitch with energy and passion. Be creative…and hit it out of the park!
This is no field of dreams: Top prize will be awarded $5,000 and prizes will be given to 2nd and 3rd place; Separate student category/prize. All competitors will receive invaluable feedback, a fun experience and valuable exposure to investors, business leaders, potential mentors and media.
Submit your pitch in writing (1,000 words or less) for pre-qualification to Becky Noble @ firstname.lastname@example.org. Registrations are due by July 31, 2013. The Deadline has been extended to Friday, August 1!
Questions? Contact 262.605.1100 or email@example.com.
The Contestant Form, available for download below, needs to be completed and submitted along with your initial presentation. Please note this is just your preliminary submission to introduce your idea; it can be updated in the future.
1. Contestant Form
Please complete and submit along with your initial presentation. Please note this is just your preliminary submission to introduce your idea; it can be updated in the future.
2. Fastpitch 101
Helpful information to keep in mind including six key questions you'll need to answer regarding your idea, service, product, etc.
3. Competition Flyer
FastPitch Presentation Training
KABA and RCEDC have arranged presentation training to assist applicants with fine-tuning their presentations. Management consultant Reed Felton will be leading a highly-interactive class designed to make participants feel more confident presenting their pitch, and their presentation more concise and able to be delivered within the allotted three minute timeframe.
When: Wed., August 7 & Thurs.. August 8th / 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Where: KABA Training Center / Directions
It is mandatory that participants attend one of the presentation training classes; participants may attend both.
There is a $15 fee for the presentation training.
KABA and RCEDC partner with four neighboring counties in WI and IL, which translates into more opportunities for competing. *This offers you the opportunity to compete in three separate competitions (*can only win a prize once).
If you have additional questions, contact Becky Noble of KABA at firstname.lastname@example.org | 262.605.1100 or Kristin Niemiec of RCEDC at email@example.com | 262.898.7404.
Thank you to our generous sponsors!