Providing resources for communities and entrepreneurs to create and retain jobs in Antrim, Charlevoix & Cheboygan Counties.

Business Model Competition

November 8, 2019  |  Shanty Creek Resort

Doors Open at 5:30pm | Event Starts at 6:00pm



In partnership with Village of Bellaire, Village of Elk Rapids, Village of Ellsworth, Village of Mancelona, Short’s Brewing Company, Shanty Creek Resorts, Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), Small Business Development Centers of Michigan (SBDC)

Special Thanks to our Local Sponsors: 


  • November Snow
  • Short’s Brewing Company
  • Shanty Creek Resorts
  • Fischer Insurance
  • Village of Bellaire DDA
  • Elk Rapids DDA
  • Bellaire Chamber of Commerce
  • Elk Rapids Chamber of Commerce
  • Yoga Bellaire


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!
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‚Äôs Choice Award.
There will be time for competing businesses to network and make connections with other business professionals and angel investors in the audience. 


2018 Antrim Pitch Night Winners

1st Place-$10,000, Rebecca Rankin of Yoga Bellaire

2nd Place-$3,000, Jaqueline Schneider of Road Runner Tours

3rd Place-$1,500 & People’s Choice-$500, Kayla Moore of Gills ‘N Thrills Custom Lures

1st Place $10,000 - Rebecca Rankin, Yoga Bellaire

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