Downtown Pitch- Beaverton

Downtown Pitch- Beaverton

September 17, 2024 7:00pm

Address: The Gem Theater , 120 N Ross St. Beaverton, MI , Beaverton, MI US 48612

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Downtown Pitch Competition- Beaverton

We're thrilled to be hosting the first Downtown Pitch Competition for the City of Beaverton, an effort to bring amazing ideas for our downtown to life. Through a competitive pitch competition, ideas will be presented, developed, and ultimately showcased at a community event on September 17th, 2024. And, you're invited to attend and support your neighbors' ideas by casting a vote for your favorite pitch of the night.

Public Pitch Event

At September's public event, pitch finalists will participate in a showcase where they present publicly their ideas and plans. The live event will be open to the public as a fun and inspiring occasion in which the City of Beaverton community members can gather to support innovation and our Downtown. Attendees will cast their votes for the best pitch of the night, and these votes will determine who wins the $1,000 People's Choice Award. Other awardees will be recognized as well.

Who Should Apply

Existing businesses or new entrepreneurs interested in doing business in the City of Beaverton are welcome to apply for the Downtown Pitch Beaverton Competition. The business must be located in the City of Beaverton.

Participating businesses will be eligible to win a range of investment to fund their ideas and make them a reality! The program details and competitive process will be administered by Middle Michigan Development Corporation (MMDC).

Submit application deadline: June 14th, 2024

Click here to submit the application by email to, or deliver to 110 Buckeye St, Gladwin, MI 48624.  

The application will ask for detailed information regarding your project (what is your story, what made you move forward with your idea?), The idea itself (what problem did you identify, what is your idea going to fix?, how will this idea benefit the downtown area overall), The advantage (what makes your idea unique, better, faster, stronger?), The future (how will you spend your funds, next steps and where are you headed). 

Key Dates:

  • Kickoff Meeting for Interested Applicants:  May 14th, 2024 10:00 am and 6:00 pm
  • Meetings held at the Beaverton Activity Center (Catalyst Room) and Zoom
  • Submission Deadline:  June 14th, 2024
  • Phase 1 Pitch Review:  July 12th, 2024 (PowerPoint submitted by email)
  • Phase 2 Pitch Review: July 26th, 2024 (PowerPoint resubmitted after getting feedback from review committee)
  • Phase 3 Pitch Review and Presentation Run Through: August 9th, 2024 (in person presentation)
  • Finalists Announced August 19th, 2024

Apply Here

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