By Tim Ryan

The Tom Tom Festival is bringing back its much-anticipated Crowdfunded Pitch Night for an eleventh year in an exciting development. Scheduled for April 17 at the CODE Building, this event is a golden opportunity for local entrepreneurs to pitch their innovative ideas to a live audience. Each entrepreneur will have three minutes to convince the audience of their vision’s potential, creating an evening full of inspiration and community engagement.

This unique competition allows the audience to vote with their dollars, directly supporting their favorite pitches in real-time. It’s a vibrant example of crowdfunding in action, where every dollar contributed goes directly to the participating startups. Additionally, the event promises an added layer of excitement with a grand prize of up to $5,000 for the winner chosen by a select jury.

The Crowdfunded Pitch Night is not just an event; it’s a celebration of innovation, entrepreneurship, and community spirit. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a small business owner, a nonprofit leader, or a student with a big idea, this platform could be the launchpad you need.

The call for applications is now open, with a deadline of March 10. This event represents a prime opportunity for the innovative minds of Hampton Roads to showcase their ideas, connect with potential supporters, and possibly secure significant funding to bring their visions to life. It embodies the entrepreneurial spirit that thrives in our region, further solidifying Hampton Roads as a hub of innovation and entrepreneurship.

For more information on how to apply or support this initiative, please visit the Tom Tom Foundation‘s website. This is a moment for our local entrepreneurs to shine and for the community to rally behind them, fostering an environment where innovation can flourish. Let’s come together to celebrate and support the bright future of entrepreneurship in Hampton Roads.

For further details on the event and application process, visit Tom Tom Foundation’s Crowdfunded Pitch Night page.