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Press Release: 2020 The Big Pitch Ada Applications Open

10/15/2020 by Jessika Leatherbury
Tags: Press Release, Big Pitch, Entrepreneurship

2020 The Virtual Big Pitch Ada Applications Now Open 

Business Pitch Competition to be held on November 12, 2020

ADA, OKLAHOMA- The Ada Jobs Foundation (AJF)  will virtually host The Big Pitch Ada competition on November 12th.  
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. As the competition is hosted for a third year, companies can apply to compete in two categories: revenue generating companies and idea-stage companies.   
Applications are now open and will remain open until October 27th. The top entrants for each category will be selected from the applications to present live on Thursday, November 12th to a panel of judges consisting of industry experts and a live audience.  Winners of the competition will be announced live at the event.   Find The Big Pitch Ada application guidelines at https://forms.gle/9kSSSvVK16AuLb9t6.
All winners will receive cash prizes to test or advance their business. Prizes presented during the event include:  
  • 1st Place Revenue Generating Category Pitch Winner - $1,000
  • 2nd Place Revenue Generating Category Pitch Winner - $250
  • 1st Place Idea-Stage Category Pitch Winner - $500
  • 2nd Place Idea-Stage Category Pitch Winner - $250
  • People's Choice Award Winner - $250
"The annual Big Pitch Ada provides an excellent introductory platform for the local community to learn about upcoming and early-stage businesses that are helping to grow our regional entrepreneurship ecosystem," stated Srijita Dia Ghosh, AJF Entrepreneurship Specialist. "In turn, the competition elevates opportunities for the top selected entrepreneurs, giving them a chance to get their new businesses in front of a supportive community and win cash prizes."
The Ada Jobs Foundation will also offer the opportunity for those who are not pitching ideas to attend and observe the competition virtually.  The competition will be open to the public audience on Thursday, November 12th from 2:30 to 5:00 pm, and there will be an opportunity to hear the top six finalists pitch live, participate in the People's Choice Award poll, and encourage entrepreneurship in our community.  Event registration can be found through the following link:  http://bit.ly/bigpitchada20rsvp  
For more information contact the Ada Jobs Foundation at 580.235.0070 or info@growada.com