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Wisconsin’s Elite Entrepreneurial Event – 2022 HATCH Business Pitch Competition Taking Place On November 16th in Eau Claire

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Wisconsin’s Elite Entrepreneurial Event – 2022 HATCH Business Pitch Competition Taking Place On November 16th in Eau Claire

October 26
23:36 2022
Wisconsin’s Elite Entrepreneurial Event - 2022 HATCH Business Pitch Competition Taking Place On November 16th in Eau Claire
$5000+ Prize for the Entrepreneur Pitching the Best Business Idea

Chippewa Falls, WI – October 26, 2022 – Chippewa Economic Development Corporation (CEDC), together with Start-up Chippewa Valley Week, is hosting the 4th Wisconsin HATCH Business Pitch Competition at Applied Data Consultant’s Corporate Headquarters in Eau Claire on November 16th, 2022, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The key highlight of the event will be the selection of the entrepreneur with the most creative business or product idea pitch.

This November, commemorating National Entrepreneur Month, CEDC is offering an opportunity to promising entrepreneurs to share their business ideas with supportive investors, businesses, and community members through the prestigious HATCH Business PitchCompetition 2022. Highly skilled entrepreneurs from Chippewa Valley and beyond will deliver a five-minute business pitch of their fresh and brightest business ideas. The panel of judges features the most prominent local financial and business leaders. The power of choice is also given to the audience, allowing them to vote for their favorite pitch via an instant poll. The distinguished judge panel and the audience will select the best pitch, and the first-place winner will earn a prize of at least $5000 (the number rises as sponsors increase).

Local high school students will also have the opportunity to pitch to the judging panel ahead of the public event to receive valuable feedback and earn prizes. Organizers of the HATCHevent hope to kindle inspiration and motivation among the teens to be successful entrepreneurs in the future.

Prestigious organizations such as UW- Eau Claire, CoLab, Red Letter Grant, Chippewa FallsSchools, Capital Entrepreneurs, Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corporation, UW-Stout, Musky Tank, Hill Capital Corporation, Small Business Development Center, and Chippewa Valley Technical College are participating by nominating their own entrepreneurs to pitch at the event. For those that pitch independently of an organization and apply on their own, one applicant will be selected the week before the event for one pitch slot.

This year’s event is presently sponsored by Hill Capital Corporation, Northwestern Bank, and Applied Data Consultants. Refreshments will be provided by KP Katering.

Startup Chippewa Valley Week partnered with CEDC for the event is the largest entrepreneurship event in the region and hosts a weeklong series of in-person and virtual events to increase awareness and to equip the community to support the local entrepreneurs.

About Chippewa Economic Development Corporation (CEDC)

The Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation is considered the leading organization that develops and offers recognition to budding startups and entrepreneurs in the region. The foundation enables attracting, retaining, and expanding businesses in ChippewaCounty, Wisconsin, through an array of events built to empower and strengthen the local start-up ecosystem. The climax of CEDC’s annual calendar is the Wisconsin HATCH Business PITCH Competition, which since its inception in 2018, has guided a number of entrepreneurs throughout the Chippewa Valley by introducing them to capital sources and mentoring and preparing them for the next stage of their development journey.

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Company Name: Chippewa Economic Development Corporation
Contact Person: Charlie Walker
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Phone: 715-723-7150
Address:770 Technology Way
City: Chippewa Falls
State: Wisconsin
Country: United States