• Entrepreneurs: Present Your Bright Idea at the WCA's Second $10K Pitch Night

  • OCTOBER 24, 2014 | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

  • Winning Company Also Receives Acceptance into BLUEPRINT Accelerator Network

  • November 18, 2014
    5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

    Pitch contest entry deadline: Friday, November 7, 2014

    Calling all entrepreneurs! Apply now for Westchester County Association's second pitch night contest, and the opportunity to win a $10,000 cash, plus a coveted spot in the WCA's BLUEPRINT Accelerator Network, which offers free commercial space, complimentary professional services, mentors, and access to seed financing for early-stage companies committed to locating in Westchester County, the new health tech hub of the Northeast. 
     
    Moderated by Christina Bechhold, co-founder and managing director of the New York City based angel investment group, Empire Angels, the evening is designed to help entrepreneurs take their ideas to the next level. The event takes place Tuesday, November 18, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at 360 Hamilton Avenue in White Plains, New York. 

    Emerging companies will have the opportunity to hear from Bechhold, a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal startup blog, The Accelerators, and to present their business plan to a panel of judges. In addition to our $10,000 grand prize, a junior prize will be awarded to the runner up. 

    The winner receives a $10K cash grant and acceptance into Westchester’s BLUEPRINT Accelerator Network.  Click here to apply

    The winner of the WCA's first pitch contest, held at Health Tech '14: Fueling Innovation in Westchester, said the relationship-building made possible by the contest was of "tremendous importance." Check out the event highlights here. 
     
    Applications are due November 7.

    For more information, call Joelle DiNardi at 914-948-6444. Tickets are $20 per person. The event is sponsored by Silver Sponsors, Greater Hudson Bank and Tompkins Mahopac Bank.

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