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Manhattan's Pitch Competition

The entrepreneurial spirit is thriving in the Manhattan community. In 2017, an effort was created to bolster that pervasive spirit and strengthen its foundation - StartUp MHK was born.
Each Fall, competitors gather to pitch their businesses and ideas to a panel of qualified and connected judges – all for a chance to win cash prizes and gain valuable exposure.

Over $25,000 will be awarded in the following categories:



Products or software that provide technological advancement or services that benefit the technology realm.



Products, goods or services that would be considered “non-technical” compete in this category.

People's Choice

People's Choice

Knock the audience’s socks off with your pitch for a chance to win this one!
*Note – the winner of the other categories ARE eligible to win this category as well.

How do I learn more?

Join us at any of the following events:

We want to ensure you have ALL the information you need so you are well-prepared for the 2022 pitch day.  Join us each month at one of our events listed below!

August 3rd - 4:00 PM
"Start-Up Funding 101"

Blue Hills Room, 2315 Tuttle Creek Blvd, Manhattan
We will hear from financial experts sharing best practices when finding funding for your start-up business. We'll have a lender as well as an attorney sharing their expertise on business funding and fundraising.

September 8th - 4:00 PM
"Perfect Your Pitch" Pitch Workshop

Iron Clad Coworking, 407 Poyntz Ave, Manhattan
Hear from past competition-winning, Enrique Garibay with Great Paper Straws as he gives his pitch live, as well as helpful tips and tricks for giving a winning pitch. We will also hear from a business presentation coach who will provide actionable tips for creating that winning pitch.

Now - October 14th
Competition Submissions Accepted

October 21st
Finalists Announced

November 12th
Final Competition
Peoples State Bank East, Hwy 24, Manhattan









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