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Last night, the second set of finalists for the 2021 Start Peninsula were announced following an online Micro Pitch Competition. The finalists were EWedded, eZverifi and Spellcross. In total, nine pitchers participated.
Each finalist will receive a $500 prize and the chance to participate in the Wednesday, Nov. 3 Main Pitch Event where they will have an opportunity to win $5,000 to support their business growth and continuing access to local resources.The next Start Peninsula Micro Pitch Competition will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 15. Early stage businesses are invited to apply to participate. The Final Micro Pitch Competition will be held on Oct. 6.Judges for the second Micro Pitch Competition included:
The following companies are already qualified to participate: C.A.S.S.I.E., Green Light Auctions and Pocket Properties App.“We are thrilled to be serving as the host community for Start Peninsula 2021 and encourage early stage businesses to come validate their ideas and enjoy the energy and moment we’ve built,” said Florence Kingston, Director of Development for the City of Newport News.Upcoming events include an info session on Wednesday, May 12 at 6 p.m. and an Alumni Night on Wednesday, June 9 at 6 p.m.Start Peninsula 2021 is hosted by the City of Newport News, in partnership with the Cities of Hampton, Williamsburg and Poquoson and the Counties of James City and York. Start Peninsula has been held annually in different Peninsula localities since 2012. For more information about Start Peninsula please visit its website, Facebook page or the FAQ page.Start Peninsula Media Contact:Sam Workman, Host Locality757-926-3785; firstname.lastname@example.orgJames City County Media Contact:Laura Messer, Tourism & Marketing Coordinator757-253-6607; email@example.com