The Council of Smaller Enterprises’ (COSE) has announced that its highly popular Business Pitch Competition will take place this year at Kalahari Resorts in Sandusky and serve as the kick-off of the 2013 Small Business Convention. The final judging in the third annual COSE Business Pitch Competition will be held Wednesday, October 23 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Kalahari Resorts and Convention Center in Sandusky. The 2013 Small Business Convention will be held the following two days, October 24 and 25, also at Kalahari.
On October 23, the final four contestants will be vying for $40,000 in prize money and making presentations to a panel of judges that will include Jeff Hoffman, CEO and co-founder of the Priceline.com family of companies. Since its inception, approximately 200 aspiring entrepreneurs have received invaluable feedback on their business plan from small business experts. To enter, participants must submit a two-page summary of their business idea as well as a two-minute video pitch. All entries will go through a series of judging that will culminate with the final four plans advancing to the final event on October 23. For more information and to submit an entry, people can logon to www.cose.org/pitch.