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PITCH FEST
for Non-Profit Innovation and Social Enterprises

Friday, August 17th from 5pm-7pm at
Simmons Hanly Conroy (One Court St, Alton, Illinois 62002)

As the Small Business Revolution continues to spread across Madison County, please join Alton Main Street,
Chris Miller for County Treasurer, and his new Alton RISING, for a fun, fast paced elevator pitch competition
and networking event featuring the best and brightest entrepreneurs and small business owners!

social enterprise is a revenue-generating business with primarily social objectives whose surpluses are reinvested for that purpose in the business or in the community, rather than being driven by the need to deliver profit to shareholders and owners.


CLICK HERE TO RSVP ON FACEBOOK AND INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AS A PARTICIPANT & MAKE A 2-MINUTE PITCH

Submit an idea or enterprise that you would like to make a 2-minute pitch for at the event, and be eligible for cash prizes to advance your idea of $100 for 1st place, $50 for 2nd place and $25 for 3rd place.


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO BE IN THE AUDIENCE

Seating is limited to the first 50 registrants. All attendees will enjoy post-pitch networking in the gorgeous rooftop garden!



Congratulations to the winners of the July Pitch Fest for Startups and Entrepreneurs:
The third place winner was Chris Harris who is planning to bring a roller skating rink to Alton; he is also President of the Alton Area Black Chamber of Commerce.

The second place prize went to Patrick Davis who builds and installs custom lighting for automobiles and would like to expand into working directly with car dealerships.

First prize was awarded to Shannon Briggs and Stephanie Young, producers of the new podcast called "All Town, USA" that explores Alton, Illinois' significant history and evolving identity.Two episodes have been released so far, and can be found on iTunes. The duo said that they would be investing the prize money into upgrading their equipment for even better sound quality.


Presenters enjoying a post-pitch reception in the rooftop garden at Simmons Hanly Conroy:


Pitch Fest July 2018 Winners Stephanie Young & Shannon Briggs with Chris Miller and Sara McGibany: