The Dealership is excited to announce the 2020 Small Business Pitch Competition! The competition is sponsored by The Arminius Foundation and Citizens Bank and is supported by the Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI) and Shaker Heights Development Corporation (SHDC). The goal of this competition is to strengthen the economic growth on Lee Rd. by supporting new businesses, small businesses, and home-based businesses located within Cuyahoga County.

The winning pitch will receive $10,000. Participants will present to a panel of judges​ who have considerable experience assisting small businesses that are ready to move to the next level​. The competition also offers great networking and resource opportunities. The timeline, competition rules, and eligibility requirements are detailed below.

Process

  • Step 1: Apply on-line
  • Step 2: Expert review and finalist selection
  • Step 3: Live pitch finale on May 21

Important Dates

  • Application Deadline: April 3, 2020
  • Finalists Announced: April 17, 2020
  • Workshop #1: April 30, 2020
  • Workshop #2: May 7, 2020
  • Live Pitch Finale: May 21, 2020
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