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The Presidents' Council Pitch Competition Application

Thank you for your interest in participating in The Presidents’ Council’s Pitch Competition. Please take a moment to complete our brief application. If you have any questions, please contact our Director of Business Services & Client Engagement, Chanel Spencer, at eeayb@thepresidentscouncil or 216-771-8702 ext. 3.

All applicants will have a chance to:

All applications are due by midnight September 29, 2023
All applicants will be notified by close of business on October 3, 2023


  • Must be in Cuyahoga County
  • Must be at least 50% Black-Owned 
  • Attend SCORE Workshop on September 27th at 1 p.m. or October 2nd at 6 p.m.
  • Signup for Verizon Small Business Digital Ready Program 

Short Answer Questions

Business Address

Mutiple Questions

Business Type(Required)
Are you an existing business or startup?(Required)
Is your business 50% black or minority owned?(Required)
Have you competed in any other pitch competitions?(Required)
Is your business registered with the State of Ohio?(Required)
Are you interested in being connected with a mentor to prepare you to pitch?(Required)

Long Form Questions

Please include material cost, cost of rent or space, and employee salary/management salary, and other factors that affect your cost of goods.
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