PCC Pitch Competition Open to All Current Students

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WINTERVILLE—The Pitt Community College Business & Entrepreneurship Department is organizing a competition for enterprising students to pitch their business ideas to win a cash prize they can invest into growing their product/business.

Like the reality TV show “Shark Tank,” PCC’s “PITTCCh Competition” will feature students presenting their entrepreneurial concepts to a panel of judges, comprised of college faculty and staff. The panel will select as many as five finalists to move on to the second and final round.

Finalists will pitch their ideas to a panel of community business leaders, who will help decide the finishing order of contestants. The first-place prize is $1,500, and two runners-up will receive $500 each.

PCC Entrepreneurship Program Coordinator Jared Taunton says the Business & Entrepreneurship Department is “excited about hosting” its first-ever PITTCCh Competition.

“We recognize that many students are creative and have aspirations to venture out on their own. At the same time, funding is a major issue for many start-up entrepreneurs,” Taunton said. “We want to help students pursue their interests, so the pitch competition gives them an opportunity to do that.”

The competition is open to all currently-enrolled PCC students. They can register by visiting https://forms.office.com/r/Y1jK8S6hQq.

Round One will take place March 14 in the Craig F. Goess Student Center’s Davenport Multipurpose Room, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, students may contact Taunton at (252) 493-7546 or jltaunton410@my.pittcc.edu.