Our pitch competition is a contest for entrepreneurs of all ages. First, students will present their business idea(s) via video to a panel of judges in April. Each student or group of students will be evaluated using a rubric. Judges will determine which ideas/students move forward to compete at PitchDIA 2022. At the main event, students will have an opportunity to win cash prizes up to $1,000! PitchDIA is held every 18-24 months as a celebration of the entrepreneurial spirit of Dalton. Our goal is to ignite the entrepreneurial spirit and creativity of our students.
Ready to Submit?
Students and teachers, please click the button below to submit your business plans and videos by 11:59 PM on Monday, April 25, 2022. Be sure to label your video with your team name and the date submitted (Example: Robo Team 4.5.22). If you have any questions or problems uploading your video submissions, please contact Lauren Holverson.
Students are encouraged to participate in the entrepreneurial competition as part of a team. Students will first pitch their idea as part of a virtual event. A panel of judges will select teams and individuals to compete in the main event on Tuesday, May 17th, 2022 in Downtown Dalton. Students will then pitch to a crowd of supporters, investors, and community leaders. Students will take home a cash prize!
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