2 local entrepreneurs selected as finalists for Pitch North competition.

June 4, 2021


2 local entrepreneurs selected as finalists for Pitch North competition.

Five area entrepreneurs, including two from Oceana County, have been chosen to pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges during the third annual Pitch North competition. 

Finalists include: Courtney DeGarmo, Courtney’s Canine Creations, from Oceana County; Caleb Davis-Dykema, A Garden In The Woods Farm, from Oceana County; Eric Carson, Carson Family Beef from Newaygo County; Whitney Schornagel, House of Whole, from Newaygo County; and Emmaline Woodward, Woodline Landscape & Design, Newaygo County.

Pitch North is Newaygo County’s first-of-its-kind entrepreneurial pitching competition where entrepreneurs living in Newaygo, Oceana and Lake counties are able to pitch their ideas for a chance at one of five cash prizes.

Finalists for the 2021 event will compete for the chance to win their share of $10,000 in cash prizes to bring their ideas to life. The Lakeshore Fab Lab has also offered in-kind prizes to all five finalists. The event will be held virtually on Tuesday, June 8, via ZOOM. 

These finalists were selected from a pool of 33 submissions. Each finalist will be given five minutes to present their business idea, and the Pitch North judges will have an opportunity to ask questions afterwards. Pitch North will be held virtually via ZOOM and attendance is open to anyone. To tune in for the live event, register for free at www.pitchnorth.com/register-to-attend prior to June 8, 2021.

Pitch North is hosted by The Right Place, Inc. and made possible through support from The Adama Family Gift Fund, The Fremont Area Community Foundation, Shelby State Bank, Consumers Energy, DTE Energy, West Shore Community College, The City of Fremont, The City of Newaygo, The City of Hart, River Country Chamber of Commerce and Gerber Federal Credit Union.

For more information, visit www.pitchnorth.com.

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