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Antrim Pitch Night 2019


2019 Antrim Pitch Night Winners

1st Place-$10,000: A&M Beauty

2nd Place-$3,000: Breezeway Paddlesports

3rd Place-$1,500: Sunshine Recycling

People’s Choice-$500: A&M Beauty



Application Information

Antrim Pitch Night applicants must own a business in Antrim County and be startups or new businesses of two years old or less.
Download and fill out the application electronically: Antrim Pitch Night General Application 2019
Please submit applications to Deadline to submit is midnight of October 13, 2019

Event Information

Come and cheer on selected Antrim County businesses at the Antrim Pitch Night business model competition!
Watch them vie for their share of $15k in startup funds and a chance to compete at the finale Grand Event to compete for additional startup capital.
Admission into the event is free. Click here to reserve your spot!
APN 2019 Contestants
45th Apparel – Tani Carl – Bellaire
A&M Beauty – Audrey Hartzel – Mancelona
AgTracer – Andy LaPointe – Elk Rapids
Breezeway Paddlesports – Dan and Melanie Bennett – Ellsworth
Cellar 1914 – Greg Shooks – Central Lake
Color and Cocktails – Chelsea Kline – Alden
DanuHof – Caitlin Steffes – Mancelona
Lightbody Housing – Kathy Lightbody – Mancelona
Roadies – Kaila Thomas – Mancelona
Sunshine Recycling – Melissa Zelenak – Central Lake
Polish up your business plan! Antrim County entrepreneurs and new businesses two years old or less are invited to apply to compete for startup capital toward their business and a chance to advance to the finale competition, Grand Event, to compete for more startup funds.
Competitors will receive business counseling from professionals to help in preparing a 4-minute business pitch for the panel of judges on the night of the competition. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be awarded as well as an audience selected People’s Choice Award.
There will be time for competing businesses to network and make connections with other business professionals and angel investors in the audience. 






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