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Spring 2024 Jumpstart Accelerator Pitch

Mar 19, 2024

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Beloit Public Library
605 Eclipse Boulevard
Beloit WI


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Come out and support the fourth cohort of the Jumpstart Accelerator as they pitch their business. These business owners are bright and creative and will showcase the work they’ve accomplished during the 10-week program.

The top three pitches will win grant awards in the amount of $5000, $3500, and $2000. This is the 4th Cohort of the Jumpstart Accelerator. Participating business owners are:

  • Nikita Ford, Rubies with a Purpose
  • Burnay Grady, LocsofHair
  • Desmond Haney, Mainstream Electric
  • Marcellous Riley, Rileys Handyman Services
  • Shaquala Shumpert, Finga Lickin Good
  • Arissa Washington, A. Wash Production

Keynote Speaker: Secretary Kathy Blumenfeld, Wisconsin Department of Administration

Emcee: Sha-Nita Rhea Davies

Cohort 4 Pitch Judges:

  • Nichole Crust – Director, Entrepreneurship Access & Inclusion, WEDC
  • Jerry Gabrielatos – City of Beloit, City Manager
  • Drew Pennington – President/CEO, GBEDC
  • Marc Perry – Executive Director, Community Action
  • Linda Ward – Community Activist, Beloit Hall of Fame Inductee

This is a free event and it’s open to the public. Registration is required.

Catering by Lil Frank’s BBQ.

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