In celebration of the contributions WNC is making in the growth of the outdoor industry, the Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) and partnering organizations are hosting the first Outdoor Biz Pitch Competition to offer a space for established outdoor companies to compete for a $5,000 monetary prize to grow their business.

The event will consist of pitches from the finalist applicants, followed by Q&As. Competitors will be scored and the top applicant will walk away with $5,000 to use toward growing their business. The judges panel includes representation from the outdoor industry, academic leaders, financial investors, and other service advisors. Event attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in voting, rounding out the panel with a crowd representative vote. Come join us for drinks, refreshments, and networking while hearing from the up and coming companies that are growing the outdoor industry in WNC. Application period now open, please visit our website for more details.