GO Pitch Competition

The Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation (GOEDC) and the Owensboro Small Business Development Center are working together to bring a “Shark Tank” style pitch competition to the Owensboro, Daviess County community on May 5, 2022. The Greater Owensboro Pitch Competition, or GO Pitch, will feature residents of Owensboro and Daviess County pitching their best business ideas to Owensboro’s sharks, local entrepreneurs, community stakeholders, and investors.

“This is an exciting way for Owensboro and Daviess County to showcase the great entrepreneurial ideas that come from our community,” said Jamie Johnson, Center Director at the Owensboro Small Business Development Center. “This should be a really fun event, with local teams pitching their start up or next great business idea to Owensboro’s sharks, who will then be asking questions and giving feedback.”

GO Pitch is now open for submissions. Anyone that would like the chance to pitch in front of the sharks on May 5th can fill out the Intent to submit form on the GO Pitch website. All submissions will then be asked to provide a business plan by April 1st, 2022. A committee of local community stakeholders will review the business plans and select the top five to pitch at the competition.

The businesses that pitch will be eligible to win a first-place prize of $5,000. Second place will receive $2,500. There will also be a, “Crowd Favorite” award of $1,500 picked the day of the competition by the audience.

“The GOEDC believes there is a growing entrepreneurial community in Owensboro,” stated Brad Davis, Vice President of Business Development at the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation. “We are hoping that the GO Pitch competition along with the prize money offered will continue to build and nurture that community of entrepreneurs.”

Visit edc.owensboro.com/gopitch for additional details, eligibility requirements, and submission information. For additional questions, please contact Jamie Johnson at 270-709-2338 or jamie.johnson@uky.edu or Brad Davis at 270-926-4339 or bdavis@owensboro.com.

Thank you to our community partners – the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce, Visit Owensboro, the City of Owensboro, and Daviess County Fiscal Court.