Announcing the 2021 Pitch N Pint Contestants

Posted on June 21, 2021
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It’s time for the real fun to begin! From an incredibly talented group of entrepreneurs, the 2021 Pitch N Pint selection committee selected ten contestants from around the state, and representing a wide array of business areas, to compete in the June 29 competition!

The selection was not easy – in fact, it was downright hard. We are grateful to every person who applied. Their talent and drive are both apparent, and they all undoubtedly inspire everyone around them.

And, on to the winners! Big congrats to:
Tasha Teaches Spanish – LaTasha Moore
Peak Potential – Jolana Botswick
Williams Professional Coding College – Vickie Williams
Mr. Davis Pickles – Dedric Davis
Elite Recruiting – Kissa Kimble
WoofCat – Nicole Winstead
femPAQ – April Roy
Certified Pies – Samantha Stewart
Arkansas Youth Sports Association – Willie Larry, Jr.
Edamame Films, Ayana Baraka

This year’s competition is a collaboration between The Venture Center, Venture Noire, and ASBTDC, and pits entrepreneurs in a real-time Shark Tank-style pitch competition where winners leave with cash and connections.

This summer’s event focuses on women, BIPOC, and veterans whose Arkansas-based businesses have been negatively impacted by Covid-19 and whose ARR or annual sales is less than $100,000.

Entrepreneurs will deliver a three-minute pitch to three investor judges and a  (virtual) crowd of beer-lovin’ startup folks. Onlookers’ will vote for their favorite pitches, and their votes are tallied instantly via our online platform.

Join us for the big event on Tuesday, June 29 from 3:00pm – 4:30pm. Get ready to vote for your favorite pitch, and cheer on all of these brave entrepreneurs!

Special thanks to our corporate sponsors: Wright Lindsey Jennings Tech Law, Simmons First, and Frost PLLC!
Thank you to our Audience Choice Award Sponsor Arkansas Capital Corp!