students – launch your idea into reality!


PitchDIA K12 Final Competition

October 8 2019

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

Important Dates


Design Development

July 16-17

Entrepreneur Camp


School Competition

September 13

District Competition

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 will be held on October 8, 2019 and will include 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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