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  • Is there a register fee?
    No. Registration and participation is completely FREE.
  • How can you register to pitch at the Selma Business Pitch Contest?
  • Can I attend the event if I am not pitching? Do I need to register?
    The event is open to the public. There is no charge to attend. We do ask all attendees to register so we have a head count when planning coffee and water breaks.
  • Will an overhead projector be made available to the presenters?
    Yes. We are hosting in Pitch Contest in Selma High School Auditorium. Selma High School has a state-of-the-art A/V platform and sound system.
  • How long will each team have to “pitch” their business/business concept?
    Participants will be given five (5) minutes to present their business/business concepts.
  • Is there an age restriction?
    The minimum age to pitch is 16 years of age.
  • Can startups at any stage of development participate in the contest?
    Startups at all stages (early stage pre-revenue, MVP, etc.) are eligible to pitch.
  • Are there any training classes that can teach early stage startups how to pitch?
    Yes, The Selma Business Pitch Contest will host a Google Hangout on “How To Pitch and Win.” The date for the Hangout has not be set. Please follow the Facebook event page . We will post updates about the contest to this page.
  • What are the prize amounts?
    The top prize is $1,000. The first runner up will receive $250. The second runner up will receive $150.
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