Prizes Cash & Consulting

Cash Prizes

Cash Prizes will be administered through CEED Lending.
All prizes are taxable income.

Consulting Prizes

Award winners will receive Consulting Hours that must be completed by December 31, 2018, in addition to Cash Prizes.

Pitch 'N Pontiac

The third annual Pitch 'N Pontiac Competition provides new and existing small for-profit business owners in the food, life style, healthy living, IT/Tech and other industries the unique opportunity to pitch their idea and gain valuable, on-the-spot insight to launch and grow their businesses.

Five (5) finalists will be selected to participate in this third annual Pitch 'N Pontiac Competition. The Pitch will take place on Thursday, August 30th, 2018. This exciting event allows the finalists to pitch their idea to a panel of industry experts and members of the Pontiac business community. The pitch format is 5 minutes for pitch and 5 minutes Q and A with judging panel. The winners will receive monetary and consulting resources to move their business forward!

Prizes

  • 1st Prize New Business– $10,000 + Consulting Hours
  • 1st Prize Existing Business – $10,000 + Consulting Hours
  • 2nd Prize People’s Choice - $5,000 + Consulting Hours

  • All prizes are taxable income.

Eligibility

  • Small for-profit businesses located within the city limits of Pontiac
  • Based in Pontiac or intending to open in Pontiac
  • Business Stage: start up – existing business
  • Company should be associated with one of the following industries
    • Food
    • Life Style
    • Healthy Living
    • IT/Tech
    • Other
  • Businesses should be in good standing with the IRS
  • Nonprofits and low-profit limited liability companies (L3C) are ineligible
  • Franchises are ineligible
  • Limit one application per business, per owner/co-owner (An owner cannot submit for more than one business)

Pitch Format

Five minutes for pitch, 5 minutes Q and A with panel of judges

Sponsored by
CEED Lending     Chemical Bank     Oakland County Business Finance Corporation       OSSBC