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

The Application Submission Period Is Now Closed. Thanks to the More Than 2 Dozen Aspiring Entrepreneurs Who Applied. The 8 Finalists Have Been Annouced!


“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. 

Meet Our 8 “BizPitch Savannah™ 2021 Finalists!

Savannah SCORE is proud to announce the finalists for its 4th Annual Shark Tank-style entrepreneurial competition, “BizPitch Savannah™”.  The finalists were selected from a great group of 36 aspiring local entrepreneurs who submitted applications. 

On Friday, November 5, from 4:00 PM until 6:30 PM at Georgia Southern University’s Armstrong Center, the finalists will pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges for a chance to win cash and free professional services valued at over $10,000 to help launch their new businesses. The event is free and open to the public.

Please meet our “BizPitch Savannah™ 2021” finalists:

Katie Rodgers-Hubbard / Lite Foot Company

Lite Foot Company exists to help consumers reduce their carbon footprint and do their part in the fight against climate change by offering them a way to get their everyday essentials, e.g., shampoo, lotions, beauty supplies, etc., without plastic.

Lesli Ott and Vanessa Villaverde / Menther

Menther is a digital platform that helps to empower and advance women globally through mentorship matching and support. A recognized Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion (DEI) platform, Menther is poised to leverage technology to rebuild the workforce more equitably in a post-COVID world.

Madeline Ott and Colin Breland / Late Air

Late Air will be a wine bar, centered around community, offering customers looking for an intimate neighborhood wine shop, a focused yet eclectic bar, small plates, and a space that feels inviting and creative.

LV Short / Borderless Homeschooling Community of Georgia

Borderless Homeschooling Community of Georgia will offer high-quality homeschooling resources, lesson plans, activities, materials, and consulting services to families with special circumstances, e.g., transient families, RV Traveling families, families with home-bound special needs children, etc.

Joshua Stebbins / AIRSTIK® Brand by Kapotas Designs

AIRSTIK® products are based on a patented, revolutionary material that uses micro-suction cups and atmospheric pressure to adhere to glass and glass-like surfaces. The material can be removed and reapplied an infinite number of times without leaving a sticky residue. 

Mary Whalen / Canine Behavior Rehabilitation of Savannah

Canine Behavior Rehabilitation of Savannah will offer behavior modification training for shelter and rescue dogs. Taught by a professionally certified dog trainer, the training will help avoid euthanasia and increase the chance for these animals to be adopted. 

GeorgAnna Wiley / Rebirth Holistic Women’s Health

Rebirth Holistic Women’s Health blends mainstream medicine and evidence-based, alternative healthcare into holistic gynecology. The goal is to offer comprehensive holistic care to un/underinsured, marginalized women, and those dissatisfied with mainstream medicine.

Michelle Williams and Stephanie Aiesi / Kidney Innovations, Healthcare Education Reimagined

Kidney Innovations, Healthcare Education Reimagined offers pre-dialysis education based on its signature Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) education program, “Kidney Greenways.” The program uses the latest technology, apps, and interactive platforms to offer personalized education to promote patient engagement and understanding leading to improved health.

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)