SCORE’s “BizPitch Savannah™” Entrepreneurial Competition Is Back!!

September 10th to October 4, 2021 | Application Submission Period

 

“BizPitch Savannah™” is an annual communitywide “Shark Tank”-style entrepreneurial competition organized and presented by the Savannah Chapter of SCORE.  Each year, aspiring local entrepreneurs apply for the opportunity to pitch their new business ideas to a panel of judges for the chance to win cash and professional business services valued at over $10,000. 

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How It Works

Aspiring entrepreneurs and owners of newly-launched local small businesses submit online Applications describing their business ideas in detail. Applications are evaluated by a Review Committee of SCORE business mentors and local entrepreneurial experts. The top eight applications are selected as finalists to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges.  The three finalists receiving the highest scores from the judges will be named the “BizPitch Savannah™ 2021” winners. Each winner will receive cash and free professional services valued at over $10,000 to help them launch their businesses.

So, if you have an exciting, creative idea for a new business, are at least 18 years old, agree to locate your business within Chatham County, and agree to launch your business by no later than January 1, 2023, we invite you to apply for a chance to become a “BizPitch Savannah™ 2021” contestant.

“BizPitch Savannah™ 2021” Schedule

September 10th
Applications Open

 

Aspiring entrepreneurs and owners of newly-launched local small businesses submit online Applications describing their business ideas in detail.

A non-refundable $25 Application Fee is payable at the time of submission.

October 4th
Application Deadline

Midnight, Monday 10/4

Deadline for submission of applications.

October 12th
Eight Finalists Announced

 

In a public announcement, the 8 Applications receiving the highest scores will be named “BizPitch Savannah™ 2021” finalists.

November 5th
Pitches and Awards

 

Each finalist will present a 4-minute pitch of their business idea to a panel of judges comprised of successful entrepreneurs, business people, and bankers. 

The 3 finalists receiving the highest scores from the judges will be named the “BizPitch Savannah™ 2021” winners. Each winner will receive cash and free professional services valued at over $10,000 to help them launch their businesses.

Our Panel of Judges

Mary Githens
Mary Githens

Restauranteur and Owner, Latin Chicks and Mint To Be Mojito

Scott Pierce
Scott Pierce

Co-Owner/COO, Coastal Care Now and Coastal Independence & Mobility; 2020 BizPitch Savannah Winner

Rachel White
Rachel White

VP, Business Banking Relationship Manager, SunTrust now Truist

Moncello Stewart
Moncello Stewart

President, Greater Savannah Black Chamber of Commerce and Community Activist

Jackie Schott
Jackie Schott

Executive Director, Savannah Downtown Business Association and First Vice Chair, Ronald MacDonald House

“BizPitch Savannah 2020” winners Dr. Jamal Lawrence (Harvest Health MD), Malena Gauss (Lammergeier Glass Recycling), Scott and Amy Pierce (Coastal Care Now)