Pitch N Pint

Compete for Funding and Foster Connections

Win cash and connections at The Venture Center’s pitch events.

Join us on July 27th for our FIRST-EVER Pitch n’ Punch event!

Join us on July 27th for our FIRST-EVER Pitch n’ Punch event! This event is directed at incoming 5th-8th grade students interested in entrepreneurship and learning more about the fundamentals of pitching. 12-15 applications will be chosen to pitch a business idea or idea that positively impacts our social environment. Pitches will be 2-3 minutes in length and can include a prop or prototype.
Before pitching at the event, students must attend two pitch preparation sessions, one virtual and one in-person.
Placing students will be eligible to win up to $1,000 in a cash prize!
There’s no cost to participate, so apply now! The application deadline is July 18, 2023.
A huge thank you to our sponsors, Economics Arkansas, Innovation HUB, and the Museum of Discovery!

The Venture Center’s annual Pitch ‘N Pint

Watch as entrepreneurs from the community compete in a Shark Tank-style pitch competition for a grand prize of $3,000! Anyone can sign up to pitch their startup idea, product, or working business! Grab a drink, network, and walk home with some cash as you support Central Arkansas’ rising entrepreneurs and CEOs.

How is your pitch judged?

Pitch ‘N Pint will be judged based on these main criteria: information about the problem, value proposition, target market, and memorability. We want to see that you understand the problem you’re addressing and can clearly define it, and how your product solves this problem in a unique way, we want to know your target audience and how you plan to reach them. And most important, we want to be impressed and remember your pitch! This could be through creativity, props, product demonstration, or your enthusiasm! We can’t wait to see what you’ve got!

Check out past winners

Entrepreneurs Brew Success at Pitch ‘N Pint, Secure Seed Funding

A fresh round of entrepreneurs in Arkansas secured more than $10,000 in seed funding during Wednesday's 2023 Pitch 'N Pint competition, an event organized by The Venture Center, the Little Rock Regional Chamber and Apptegy.

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Check out the winners of the last Pitch 'N Pint

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