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Columbus Startup Week Pitch Competition brings the Midwest’s top startups together on stage to compete for $50,000 in advertising prizes from Dispatch Media Group and the attention of media, investors, and customers.  Judges include top VCs and entrepreneurs looking for innovative companies to grow to the next level.  

First Prize: $25,000 promotional ad campaign from Dispatch Media Group

Second Prize: $15,000 promotional ad campaign from Dispatch Media Group

Third Prize: $10,000 promotional ad campaign from Dispatch Media Group

Community Impact Award: $5,000 cash from Columbus Inspires

Plus the awarding of the 2018 BBB Central Ohio Spark Award Recipients

Event: The Pitch Competition event will be hosted at the Bluestone, 583 E Broad St, on May 8 at 5:00-7:30pm


5:00pm - Pitch Competition Networking and Happy Hour

6:00pm - Pitches begin

7:15pm Winner announced!


Special thanks to Columbus Inspires and the Central Ohio BBB for their involvement in this year's event!

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Columbus Startup Week

The Pitch Competition will occur during Columbus Startup Week, on May 8th, 2018

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