August 20, 2022

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Tallahassee's Own Shark Tank Like Pitch Event, Hosted by Domi Station & Startup Grindx

Domi Station is hosting a pitch competition with a finalist prize of $25,000 in cash and in-kind prizes.

| 4/12/2022

Tallahassee, FL -Domi Station, in partnership with StartUp Grindx and sponsored by Golden Lighting, is hosting a Pitch Event Thursday, April 28, 2022 at Florida State’s Conference Center. The event will showcase local entrepreneurs as they pitch their business concepts to a panel of judges for a chance to take part in winning a $25,000 value in cash and in-kind prizes. A VIP Dinner starts at 5 PM, and then opens to general admission at 6 PM.

Judges from diverse backgrounds will include Jennifer Keister of Scottsdale Academy, Charis, a YouTube Influencer, Quia Z Atkinson of QZ Design Gallery, and Amy Recht, an investor. The night will also feature two guest speakers, Donny Barstow, President and CEO of MCCi and JustFOIA, and Samantha Vance, CEO of The Kearney Center and owner of multiple organizations, for a fireside chat.

Domi Station has also partnered with Wefunder, an online platform that allows anyone to invest in startups for as little as $100. Startups pitching at the event will be live on the platform and ready to receive investments. Those who apply to pitch will attend mandatory sessions with Read Ezell, Southeast Growth Lead at Wefunder, to learn more about the organization and best practices for raising equity-free funds. Learn more about the companies pitching at the event and help them raise funding by visiting here.

“Wefunder helps entrepreneurs offer their community- their friends, family, customers, and supporters - the opportunity to become investors through the Community Round. For founders at all stages, an engaged community makes their business stronger and helps them raise more capital faster to speed their growth. I am excited to support Domi Station and introduce the entire entrepreneurial ecosystem in Tallahassee and northern Florida to the Community Round,” said Ezell.

In addition to being placed on Wefunder, all pitch applicants will have access to Domi Station’s incubation program for the month of April which will include weekly classes centered around pitching, access to their mentor network and online entrepreneurial resources.

Those interested in attending the event can purchase tickets here. Claim your tickets soon, as capacity is limited.

About Domi Station

Domi Station is a non-profit startup incubator and coworking space. It offers programs, resources, and events that help entrepreneurs start and scale sustainable companies. Domi is actively involved in growing the local entrepreneurial ecosystem through supporting services, resources, connections, and community. For more information about Domi Station visit www.domistation.org.

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