7 Minutes - 5 Pitches - $757

Take your idea and turn it into a successful business

Hinterland Trading , LLC  –   is our 757Pitch May 2018 Winner!  It all started with an accident. Hinterland’s President, Elizabeth Ryan, was working as a contractor in the Washington, D.C. Beltway when she was run over by an out-of-control car. During years of surgery to rebuild her crushed legs, Elizabeth began designing interior décor. In time, Hinterland Trading was established.
Presented by Old Dominion University and Startwheel.org – 757Pitch is Hampton Roads, Virginia’s premier bi-monthly open competition for new, high-growth business ideas. 7 minutes of pitch time is given to each of 5 teams. The winner is awarded $757 and access to the resources of the Old Dominion University Center for Enterprise Innovation to help develop their idea into a marketable solution, and turn that solution into a sustainable business.   Do you qualify?   Check out our  general rules.  If you are up to the challenge – apply, it is completely free, no hidden charges.  Have a question? Email or call 757.683.3272.  

Check out all of our 2017 Winners and videos “How to Pitch Your Idea
757Pitch July
  • July 17, 2018 CompetitionSuffolk Center for Cultural Arts, 110 Finney Ave Suffolk, VA 23434 5:30 – 8:00 PM
  • Application Deadline – Midnight June 21, 2018 apply now
  • Competitor  Selection and Notification by Jul 2, 2018
  • Pitch Training Webinar – Jul 10, 2018

We are grateful to our event host Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, Franklin Business Center, Franklin Southhampton Economic Development, Inc., YesSuffolk, Suffolk Executive Offices, ODU and Startwheel.org 

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