The Venture Center Announces 2019 Pitch ‘N Pint Details

Posted on November 4, 2019
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The Venture Center Announces 2019 Pitch ‘N Pint Details

South on Main will host the pitch competition with potential winnings of up to $6,000 in seed money

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. November 4, 2019 – The Venture Center today announced South on Main as the location for its 2019 Pitch ‘N Pint competition to be held December 10, 2019, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Pitch ‘N Pint is a 60-second pitch competition that pits entrepreneurs in a real-time “Shark Tank” style pitch competition where winners leave with cash and connections.

“We have a wonderfully supportive community for entrepreneurs, and South on Main is the perfect place to launch our up-and-coming Arkansas businesses to the next level,” said Wayne Miller, Executive Director of The Venture Center. “Matt and Amy Bell embody the intersection of successful entrepreneurship and community support, and we’re excited to have one of our most anticipated community events on their stage.”

Entrepreneurs will deliver their 60-second elevator pitches to investors, judges, and a crowd of 200 enthusiastic start-up folks. Onlookers’ votes are tallied instantly via state-of-the-art, text-your-vote technology. Tickets to be an audience participant are $10 and include two drinks and appetizers. 

 Entrepreneurs interested in pitching should apply at  Qualifying pitch participants will have been Arkansas businesses for five years or and will have an Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR) of at least $25,000. The incredible prize pool includes: 

•    Judge’s Choice Winner:  $5,000 Seed Capital
•    Audience First Place Winner:   $1,000 Seed Capital
•    Audience Second Place Winner:  $500 Seed Capital
•    Audience Third Place Winner:  $250 Seed Capital
•    Ugly Sweater Winner:  $100 Prize (Audience may participate)

Applications to pitch will close on 11/15, and The Venture Center will notify selected pitch participants by 11/22. There will be an entry fee of $100 for participants chosen due by 12/6.

What: The Venture Center’s 2019 Pitch ‘N Pint 
Who: The Venture Center, Pitch Participants, Local business leaders
When: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: South on Main, 1304 Main Street, Little Rock, AR 72201

The Venture Center

The Venture Center is a globally recognized Arkansas based Entrepreneurial Support Organization (ESO) that helps entrepreneurs turn their start-ups into viable, high-growth businesses. By leveraging the expertise of a world-class team of mentors, intensive programming, and introductions to the investor community, The Venture Center serves as an engine for economic growth in Arkansas and beyond.