West Michigan Outdoor Recreation Pitch Competition Forms

Small Business Application
Michigan Economic Development Corporation has partnered with The Right Place on an initiative to provide growth opportunities to outdoor recreation small businesses looking for support to start or scale operations geographically located in Mason, Lake, Oceana, or Newaygo County.

Selected applicants will be invited to a virtual pitch competition on Oct. 27, with awardees receiving customized support services* including:
• Merchandising
• Prototyping
• Reputation management
• GEO Targeted Marketing
• Photography and Video
• Consulting

Download the complete support service document here. 
Businesses interested in participating must complete an application between Sept. 1 – Sept. 30.

Participating businesses must meet the following criteria:
• Business must be located in Mason, Lake, Oceana or Newaygo County. Scoring preference may be given to those in geographically disadvantaged areas.
• Business must have under $750,000 in annual revenue
• Business must have 10 employees or less
• Businesses must meet applicable industry laws and standards

• Sept. 1: Online pitch application opens
• Sept. 30: Online pitch application closes
• Oct. 7: Selected applicants invited to participate in Virtual Pitch Competition
• Oct. 11: Pitch preparation session for invited participants
• Oct. 27: Virtual Pitch Competition

Final awarded businesses announced at event culmination.
*Selected awardees may not receive all selected support services. Services packaged based on awardee’s unique needs.
Please contact pmbc@michigan.org with any questions.
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