Central Arkansas Community Invited to Support Local Entrepreneurs During Shark-Tank Style Pitching Event

Posted on December 1, 2023
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (December 4, 2023) — The Venture Center invites the central Arkansas community to show up on Wednesday, December 6 to support entrepreneurs as they pitch their startup ideas, products, or operational businesses during the biannual Pitch ‘N Pint event. 

This “Shark Tank”-style pitch competition aims to support innovative Arkansans with an eye on entrepreneurism by providing an opportunity to share, network, and have fun while competing for a grand prize of $2,000. Pitches will be judged based on information provided about the problem, value proposition, target market, and memorability. Winners in the past showed creativity, props, and product demonstrations.


Event Details: 

Date and Venue: December 6 at Brewski’s, 315 Main St, Little Rock, AR 72201

Time: Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with the competition starting at 6 p.m.

Ticket Pricing: $10 in advance, $15 at the door.


About the Prizes:

Judge’s Choice 1st Place Winner: $2,000 Seed Capital

Judge’s Choice 2nd Place Winner: $1,000 Seed Capital

Judge’s Choice 3rd Place Winner: $750 Seed Capital

Audience Choice Winner (Sponsored by The Hatcher Agency): $500 Seed Capital

Ugly Sweater Winner (Sponsored by The Hatcher Agency): $100 Prize! (Audience may participate)


“Events like Pitch ‘N Pint are essential in building a supportive ecosystem for small businesses and startups,” said Mimi San Pedro, chief strategy officer for The Venture Center. “By attending, you contribute to a culture that values innovation and entrepreneurship, crucial for the economic vitality of Little Rock.”


For more details about the Pitch ‘N Pint event, please visit the event’s website.

About The Venture Center
The Venture Center’s immersive accelerator programs are designed to accelerate the growth of early-to-growth-stage companies and help validate their solutions for real-world problems. Our methodology provides a unique opportunity for early-to-growth stage fintech companies to connect with financial institution executives, receive investment, and learn from a comprehensive curriculum aiding in strategically addressing go-to-market, business, and finance challenges. Learn more at www.venturecenter.co. Follow The Venture Center on Facebook,LinkedIn,Twitter(@VentureCenter), and Instagram.