Cheer On Kirkland Businesses at Pitch Competition on April 3

Published on March 13, 2024

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Media Contact: 
David Wolbrecht
Communications Program Manager

Come one, come all to the inaugural Kirkland Business Pitch Competition!  Cheer on local innovation and help shape the future of our local business community on April 3, 2024, at 5:30 p.m. at the Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave.  At this free event, attendees will hear local businesses pitch ideas at a chance to win funding and can even cast a vote for the People’s Choice Award category. 

“It’s like ‘Shark Tank’ meets ‘The Voice’ finals, but it’s our local businesses vying for that next opportunity,” said Kirkland Deputy Mayor Jay Arnold. “This is not just an event – it’s a platform for entrepreneurs to showcase their groundbreaking ideas.  Come to this evening of big dreams, get inspired, and celebrate innovation.  It’s a night not to be missed!”

The Pitch Competition will be judged by a panel of three judges. Winners of the competition will be announced following the live pitch event. There will be one $5,000 winner in each category: People’s Choice, Start-Up, and Expansion.

Admission is free. Registration is required. For more information, and to register, visit the City’s website.

The Pitch Competition is a collaborative gathering for entrepreneurs looking for inspiration, investors scouting for the next big opportunity, or community members eager to support local innovation.

The event aims to foster a space for businesses and the community to:

  • Watch passionate entrepreneurs present their engaging and informative business ideas.
  • Connect with like-minded individuals, industry professionals, and potential collaborators.
  • Build relationships that can propel Kirkland’s business community forward.
  • Learn valuable insights and feedback from a distinguished panel of industry experts.
  • Be part of a supportive community that values innovation and believes in the power of local businesses to drive positive change.

The Kirkland Business Pitch Competition is hosted by the City of Kirkland’s Economic Development Program.