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PitchDIA K12 Competition

We believe in the innovation and entrepreneurship that thrives in our students and schools.

Congratulations to our 2019 Winner!

Congratulations to our K12 winner, Boom Balm! With Deanna Mathis as their mentor, these girls brought their flu-fighting lip balm to the top of the competition.

All of Dalton Public School’s teams brought fantastic products and ideas to the pitch. Thank you to the school system for putting programs in place to foster our young entrepreneur’s spirits.

We Believe in You.

Our region has a rich history of innovative entrepreneurship and we believe in paying it forward.

We believe in the innovation and entrepreneurship that thrives in our local school systems.

We believe we can accelerate business growth by pairing student innovators with the community's seasoned entrepreneurs

We encourage all student innovators to participate for an opportunity to accelerate ideas into reality.

We believe in investing in local students in our community and helping their ideas succeed.


What is this PitchDIA K12 competition?



PitchDIA K12 is a new division in our annual PitchDIA competition for startup entrepreneurs in the Dalton area. The 2019 competition was held on October 8, 2019 and included entries from local students.


What is the Dalton Innovation Accelerator?



DIA is an association of seasoned entrepreneurs, professionals, and community volunteers, aimed at furthering entrepreneurial growth in the Dalton-Whitfield County area. The Accelerator was formed in 2017 with an initial goal of establishing an annual startup competition called PitchDIA.  Learn more about the Accelerator by clicking here!


How do I apply to the Pitch?


More details on participating in the K12 division of the PitchDIA competition will be announced soon!


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