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Manhattan's Pitch Competition

The entrepreneurial spirit is thriving in the Manhattan community. Three years ago, 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.

AND - we’re changing the game a little bit this year!
Instead of a first, second and third place winner, prize money will be awarded for each of 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 pitch day.
The following events are scheduled for the coming months and we highly encourage attendance at any or all of them!

July 17- @The Fellow 5:00 - 6:30pm
Cocktails and light hors d'oeuvres. Join us for a cocktail hour, hear a brief presentation about StartUp, meet the judges and mingle with fellow competitors.

August 28– @ The Fellow downstairs 5:30 – 6:30pm
Panel Presentation/Q&A discussion. This is your chance to hear from past & present judges and competitors and get advice on what makes a business pitch successful.

September 21- @ Peoples State Bank Hwy 24 location
StartUp MHK Pitch Practice. We can’t encourage competitors enough to attend the pitch practice day. The big winners from both of the first two years gained invaluable feedback and tips for improving their pitches in advance of the main event.
GO to the pitch practice!  

October 12- @ Peoples State Bank Hwy 24 location
*StartUp MHK Pitch Day*
*Pre-registration required, see registration page for details




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