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Pitch Night

Thursday, April 21 

6pm - 8:30pm

The CODE Building

Ten local entrepreneurs pitch to a live audience willing to pledge funds to their favorite contestant. It’s a three minute chance to share your vision with the community and inspire the crowd to action! Get a ticket to reserve your seat and purchase votes on Eventbrite.


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“I first participated in the Tom Tom Crowdfunded Pitch Night as a voting audience member. The passion and creativity of the entrepreneurs was so inspiring, I started to listen more closely to my own dreams. A year later, I got up on the stage to pitch the idea of Wildrock, a nature playscape. This competition gave me the platform for Wildrock to generate community support and become more than just an idea."


- Carolyn Schuyler, winner of the 2015 Crowdfunded Pitch Night. Wildrock is now a thriving non-profit organization that provides outdoor recreation and education to over 15,000 people a year and employs a staff of seven.


Following the pitches, the crowd buys votes to support the ideas they feel are most likely to be successful or which they most want to see succeed. The pool of money goes to the winner. Each year the amount differs, but it has been as high as $5,000.


For the 10th Annual, there will also be a CIC selected grand prize of $5,000, and multiple runner up prizes featuring services and mentoring from other local businesses.

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“We are thrilled to bring the Crowdfunded Pitch Night back with the return of the festival this year. CIC was the entrepreneur in residence at the first Tom Tom in 2012, also the year CIC was founded. This event and the community that supports it are the heart of CIC’s work over the last ten years.” 


- Stephen Davis, President of CIC. 

In 2022, CIC is celebrating its 10-year anniversary.  To date, its 16-week entrepreneur workshop has nearly 500 graduates and over 175 entrepreneurs have utilized over $2.1 million through CIC’s microloan program. Learn more about CIC at

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