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Press Release: 2019 The Big Pitch Ada Applications Open

9/30/2019 by Jessika Leatherbury
Tags: The Big Pitch Ada, entrepreneurship

2019 The Big Pitch Ada Applications Open 
Business Pitch Competition to be held on November 12, 2019



ADA, OKLAHOMA- The Ada Jobs Foundation (AJF)  will host The Big Pitch Ada competition on November 12 at LegalShield's headquarter offices.   
 
The Big Pitch Ada is a business pitch competition that provides a platform for entrepreneurs to pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges and compete for cash prize money.   In it's second year, the pitch competition is divided into two categories: 1. Revenue generating, 2. Idea-stage.  
 
Applications are now open and will remain open until October 21.  The top entrants for each category will be selected from the applications to present live on Tuesday, November 12 to a panel of judges consisting of industry experts.  Winners of the competition will be announced live at the event followed by a social networking party.  Download The Big Pitch Ada application packet and guidelines at http://bit.ly/2nWqLet.
 
All winners will receive cash prize money to test or advance their business, and a mentor who will be available to meet with the entrepreneur bi-weekly for at least three months. Prizes presented during the event include:  
  • 1st Place Revenue Generating Category Pitch Winner - $1,000
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  • 2nd Place Revenue Generating Category Pitch Winner - $250
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  • 1st Place Idea-Stage Category Pitch Winner - $500
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  • 2nd Place Idea-Stage Category Pitch Winner - $250
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  • People's Choice Award Winner - $250
"Whether your business idea is in the concept stage or already on a roll, we want to hear your pitches" stated Srijita Dia Ghosh, AJF Entrepreneurship Specialist.  "Last year's winners have gone on to develop their businesses more fully and contribute some of their success to participating in The Big Pitch Ada." 
 
Thank you to our sponsors who have ensured contestants receive prize money to forward their innovative ideas and that attendees have the chance to network and talk all things entrepreneurship. They include LegalShield, ECU Foundation, Citizens Bank of Ada,  and Pontotoc Technology Center. 
   
For more information contact the Ada Jobs Foundation at 580.235.0070 or info@growada.com