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North Judson launches business pitch competition

NORTH JUDSON, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) – The Starke County Economic Development Foundation will Saturday host the inaugural North Judson 2020 Business Pitch Competition. The organization says the competition’s ultimate goal is for the winning entry to establish a new or expanded business in North Judson.

The foundation says the winning entry will receive a total of $10,000 in prizes, with $5,000 in cash upon winning, and an additional $5,000 conditioned on launching or growing a business within the North Judson area.

Entries can include a startup business less than three years old, and the foundation says companies that are older than three years may also apply if they are developing growth through a new product, service line, expansion or implementation of a new strategic plan together with a clear growth plan.

“This competition falls in line with what we were formed to do, that being the creation and assistance to new and expanding companies in the Starke County area,” said Larry Wickert, SCEDF executive director. “With the help of the Indiana Small Business Development Center, where we serve as their Business Advisors for Starke County, we think that this event is very exciting and could very well lead to a new or expanding business taking up residence in Starke County and specifically in North Judson.”

The pitch competition will take place at 7 p.m. at the North Judson Town Hall.