LEVEL UP Pitch Contest

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What is LEVEL UP?

LEVEL UP: The Manitowoc County Pitch Contest provides aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs with the opportunity to present their business idea to a panel of experts with the hope of winning a cash prize.

The contest is structured to provide entrepreneurs and their business ideas with visibility to experts, including professional service firms, lenders non-profits, business leaders and investors who might assist entrepreneurs in their quest to build a successful business.

The winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize ($500 for 2nd place). The winner will move on to the regional New North-New Launch Alliance Pitch Event in Green Bay and compete for 1st ($2,000) 2nd ($1,000) and 3rd ($500) prizes. 

This year’s winners will also be invited to give an update at the New North Summit at Lambeau Field in Green Bay.



LEVEL UP Pitch Contest Rules

  • Each pitch must be under 4 minutes. Judges will have 2 minutes for questions.
  • Open to residents in the 18-County New North Region. Participants outside the New North must be willing to relocate their business to the New North.
  • Applicants may only participate in one local pitch competition. Registrations for multiple locations will not be accepted.
  • Contestants who won in the last 2 years are NOT eligible.
  • Contestants who competed in the last 2 years but did not win ARE eligible.
  • Contestant’s businesses must have less than $300,000 in capital raised and/or revenue received at the time of competition.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older to enter.
  • The winner must be available to compete in the regional New North-New Launch Alliance pitch event Nov. 30, 2023, 5:00 p.m. at TitletownTech. 
  • The winner and runner up must be willing to provide a W-8 or W-9 to receive their cash prize.