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 5:00pm | Event Starts at 5:30pm



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: 

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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 Application 2019
Please submit applications to Deadline to submit is midnight of October 13, 2019

Event Information

Polish up your business plan! All 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. 
The public is welcome to come and cheer on their favorite businesses for this exciting competition! Admission into the event is free. Click here to reserve your spot!


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

2018 Antrim Pitch Night Winners

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