Emerging startup companies and entrepreneurs in Southeastern North Carolina will pitch their business ideas to business leaders and investors speed-dating style at the University of North Carolina Wilmington on Oct. 28. The event takes place at 5:30 p.m. in the Madeline Suite.
Local cutting-edge technology companies and innovative products will be highlighted as participants compete to “sell” their companies and growth strategies in less than five minutes. This Rocket Pitch event is designed to be a networking opportunity for more than 75 area entrepreneurs, business leaders and investors who may be struggling for resources during the recession. It comes just two weeks after Fortune Small Business Magazine and CNN Money online ranked Wilmington 14th on their list of the best midsized cities in the U.S. for launching a start-up business.
The UNCW Entrepreneurship Center -- which aims to be a catalyst for entrepreneurial growth in Southeastern N.C. by bringing together emerging and high-growth ventures, entrepreneurs and relevant support organizations to create business growth, jobs and innovation -- is hosting the event. For more information on this event, visit www.uncwec.org.