2017 Hampton Roads Virtual Business Pitch Competition

October 19, 2017 @ 12:00 am – February 9, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Youth and young adults between the ages of 14-24 years of age are invited to compete for a chance to win at least $500 in start-up funds. Youth entering the competition must reside in one of the following localities in the Commonwealth of Virginia: Chesapeake, Franklin, Isle of Wight County, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Southampton County, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach.A panel of local entrepreneurs and business leaders will evaluate each video pitch submitted using the following criteria: viability, growth potential, team expertise, innovation, and pitching skills. Businesses will then be ranked based on which company the judge would be most likely to invest in. Criteria and instructions for the video pitch can be found in the application below.

The competition is limited to the first 50 businesses who submit a pitch. Competition closes for submissions at 5:00pm EST on February 9, 2018. Winners will be announced after February 28, 2017. All information submitted by entrants will be verified by competition staff. Any false information will automatically disqualify the entrant.

The 2017 Hampton Roads Virtual Pitch Competition is a collaboration between Opportunity Inc., Junior Achievement, and the SunTrust Foundation. For more information please contact Opportunity Inc.’s Youth Career Center at 757-233-8686 or email us at youthcareercenter@oihr.org.