August 19, 2014: Finalists have been announced in the first annual Barnesville Business Pitch Contest! The top five business startup finalists are: Infuse Solutions, Snapdocs, Booth, DinnerTies and UServe. At 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, these business startups will make their pitch in front of a panel of contest sponsor judges. Each startup has five minutes to make their pitch, and judges will have four minutes to ask questions, then score each entrant. Presentations will be evaluated and cash prizes up to $1,000, along with mentoring hours will be awarded. Presentations will take place in the council chambers of historic Old City Hall in Barnesville, Minn.
The public can help their favorite entry win a cash prize by voting online for a People’s Choice Award! Voting is available through the Stoneridge Software Facebook page. Individuals are allowed to vote once per day through Aug. 22.
All entries are the in the pre-revenue stage of business and filled out an online application to enter the contest. Applicants were evaluated, and narrowed down to the top five.
For more information on the finalists see stoneridgesoftware.com/news. Entries will also be featured on display in the Old City Hall Council Chambers during the annual Potato Days festival, Aug.22-23.
Barnesville Business Pitch sponsors are Stoneridge Software, Dean’s Bulk Service, Crown Appraisals and the Barnesville Economic Development Authority.
For more information or questions regarding this release contact Leah Baker firstname.lastname@example.org, Stoneridge Software at 701-212-6714 or Karen Lauer, Barnesville Economic Development Authority at 218-354-2145.