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"TOP SCORE" Pitch Competition of Pennsylvania

DO YOU HAVE A BUSINESS CONCEPT OR IS YOUR BUSINESS ALREADY LAUNCHED?

JOIN THE COMPETITION with a chance to WIN up to $500 Cash AND LEARN TO TURN A BUSINESS PLANNING PITCH INTO A "TOP SCORE"  by using Palo Alto's LivePlan Pitch development tool.

"TOP SCORE" Business Pitch Competition is sponsored by SCORE Montgomery County and Palo Alto Software in collaboration with Constant Contact and is part of our "Business Planning Made Easy" program series.

Live, In-person judging & winner selection finals event, Tuesday April 1, '14, 5:30pm - 7:30pm EDT, at SCORE/SBA, Parkview Tower, 1150 1st AV, Suite 1001, King of Prussia 19406.   ONLY to attend the April 1st, event either in-person or by video conference. Contestants are automatically registered.

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  Take advantage of the special SCORE Client 58% Discount ($120 value for $50) plus FREE, automatic entry into the  "TOP SCORE" Pitch Competition and a chance to be one of the Top Prize WINNERS for up to $500 cash.  Stand out from the crowd with a professional info-graphic Pitch that tells the story of your business.  Highlight the most important parts of your business on a single page.     Play video...

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Meanwhile FREE "Unlimited" SCORE Counseling is available throughout the period to help and guide you to develop your Pitch.  Just an appointment at any of our 6 locations for convenient date/time.

Who should participate? All the program events and the competition are open to SCORE Clients, Business Owners, Budding Entrepreneurs and particularly to recent Veterans, who are looking to reenter the workforce by starting/growing a business.


 

How the Competition works:

  • Your One Page Pitch is developed by you using LivePlan with the guidance of your SCORE Counselors through the entire competition period. 
  • Your Pitch is continually reviewed and evaluated by your SCORE Counselors and Palo Alto Business Consultants with advice and direction given along the way.
  • March, 12th midnight (PST), final entries must be submitted.
  • March 12th, Palo Alto Software Team will judge and select the finalists
  • March 16th, the finalists will be notified
  • March 17th, the finalists will have the opportunity to hone down their presentation, in-person under the direction of our SCORE Pitch Consultant, Joe Marzano (see Joe's elevator pitch techniques)
  • April 1st, the Winners will be asked to verbally present, their developed Pitch, in-person, in an allotted time, optionally with up to 1 co-presenter (partner, colleague etc.), to the audience.  Winners will be awarded their prizes this evening.
  • Play informative videos >>> #1  #2 #3 #4#5

 

Competition Eligibility rules:

CONCEPT Stage / Start-up             LAUNCHED / In-business

not started                                   accepting customers & money
all business structures                  up to 50 employees
non-profit                                     all business structures & non-profit

                                                     Franchisee

                                                     not subsidiary of larger corporation


 

With the "Pitch" feature, you are able to put together a clean, one-page business pitch that can get the right people excited about your business.  Quickly and easily build a one-page info-graphic that visually represents your business pitch.  Securely share your pitch with lenders, investors, business partners or advisers, and tell the story of your business.
LivePlan will walk you through steps to highlight things such as: market problems, sales channels, competitors, funding needs and much more.
Whether you are trying to raise money for your business or just want to perfect your business strategy, a solid pitch is an essential tool for achieving your goals.

 

 

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