This party is (for) pitching!

Put your ideas to the test and meet other entrepreneurial small business owners from across Northeast Ohio while competing for prizes at Four-Minute Limit: JumpStart’s Pitch Party.

Selected participants will be given a Four-Minute Limit to persuade the judges that they most deserve the top prize of $2,500 with each of the remaining contestants walking away with $500.

Not ready to pitch yet? That’s okay—join us to mix, mingle and connect with fellow entrepreneurs and learn more about JumpStart small business programs and services.

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for Four-Minute Limit: JumpStart’s Pitch Party, entrepreneurs must:

  • Meet with a JumpStart advisor to review your pitch prior to the application deadline.
  • Currently operate (or have an idea for) a small business within the Greater Cleveland area.

Apply today, applications to pitch close on Friday, July 21st.

Four Minute Limit Pitch Application

Contact Information

Company Information

Business Concept

Demographic Information
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Program Agreement
Please note that filling out this application does not guarantee you a spot in this next upcoming cohort. Spots for this opportunity are very limited! You may also be added to a waitlist and contacted for a future cohort covering this same topic. If you are selected as a participant, JumpStart will notify you.


In order to serve you, JumpStart personnel will need to familiarize themselves with your business and financial status. By agreeing to these terms, you agree to provide JumpStart with the business and financial information necessary to carry out its assessment. JumpStart will treat this information carefully and confidentially, and will share it publicly only when aggregated with other clients (unless you have previously made the information public). As part of JumpStart's normal collaborative work, the organization will share information with its partner organizations only if it believes it will benefit you and your business. Advice and opinions given by JumpStart to you and your company are intended solely for your benefit. JumpStart disclaims and you waive all warranties related to the assistance it provides to you. Neither JumpStart nor its directors, officers or employees shall be liable to you for damages, including, without limitation, loss of profit or business opportunity.