Frequently asked questions

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.