Pitch 'N Punch

Where students learn the fundamentals of pitching

Pitch ‘N Punch

Pitch ‘N Punch is a Shark Tank-inspired pitch competition designed for aspiring entrepreneurs entering grades 5th-8th to showcase their innovative business ideas or projects aimed at fostering positive change within our community. This event offers participants the opportunity to pitch their concepts to a panel of esteemed judges and a supportive audience for a chance to win up to $350 in cash prizes!

Up to 10 participants will deliver their pitches, lasting 2-3 minutes each, with optional props or prototypes to illustrate their vision. But before taking the stage, contestants must attend two comprehensive pitch preparation sessions—one virtual and one in-person—to fine-tune their presentations and enhance their confidence.

This summer, we will have TWO different Pitch ‘N Punch events hosted at amazing venues: the Scott Family Amazeum in Northwest Arkansas on May 23 and the Museum of Discovery in Central Arkansas on June 27. Each event promises an evening filled with creativity, innovation, and the potential to make a lasting impact.

For those eager to witness the next generation of entrepreneurs in action, mark your calendars and save the date! Whether you’re a supporter of youth entrepreneurship, a community member with a passion for innovation, or simply seeking inspiration, Pitch ‘N Punch invites you to be part of this extraordinary experience.

Thank you to our Pitch ‘N Punch partners Economics Arkansas, Innovation Hub, and Young Entrepreneur Institute.

Thank You to Our Partners!