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On Tuesday, Oct. 13, the second set of finalists for the 2020 Start Peninsula were announced following an online micro pitch competition. The finalists are 13b Bakery & Bistro, Opready, Stasis, Universal Cure: The Stress Reduction Program and Wave Coffee Brewer.
Finalists will receive a cash prize and are allowed to participate in the Wednesday, Nov. 4 main pitch event where they will have a chance to win $5,000 to support their business growth and they will also have free access to local resources. If a finalist is a winner on Nov. 4, they will forgo their cash prize.The final Start Peninsula event will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 4. Everyone is invited to participate as an observer. You may register online. There will be a final workshop on how to perfect your pitch on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 6 p.m.Judges included:
Start Peninsula builds entrepreneurship on the Peninsula and celebrates our local entrepreneurial ecosystem. The event helps develop early stage businesses – those with a product or service that is still being brought to fruition and connects those entrepreneurs with opportunities to validate their business ideas and earn capital. Dozens of entrepreneurs connect with business leaders and mentors during Start Peninsula. The event is backed by six regional Economic Development Authorities, who are eager to support entrepreneurship.Start Peninsula 2020 is hosted by the Greater Williamsburg area including James City County, the City of Williamsburg and York County, in partnership with the Cities of Hampton, Newport News and Poquoson. For more information about Start Peninsula please visit its website, Facebook page or the FAQ page.
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