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Application period opens for SCORE’s annual 'BizPitch Savannah™' Entrepreneurial Competition

The deadline for submitting applications is Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023 at 5 p.m.
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Last chance to be a contestant in Savannah SCORE’s BizPitch Savannah 2022 Entrepreneurial Competition

On Thursday, Aug. 17, 2023, Savannah SCORE began accepting applications from aspiring local entrepreneurs who want to become contestant in Savannah SCORE’s “BizPitch Savannah™” 2023 Entrepreneurial Competition.

A kinder, gentler version of TV’s “Shark Tank”, “BizPitch Savannah™”, now in its sixth year, offers aspiring local entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges for the chance to win cash and free professional business services valued at more than $10,000.

The competition rules and requirements are available now at The online applications will be available at The deadline for submitting applications is Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023 at 5 p.m. ET.

Applicants’ businesses can either be a new start-up or have obtained a Chatham County business license after July 31, 2022. Applicants must agree to locate their new business in Chatham County and launch their new business no later than Jan. 1, 2025. Applicants must be at least 18 years old. A non-refundable $25 application fee is payable at the time of application registration.

Eight applicants will be selected as finalists. They will pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges on Friday, Nov. 17, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET. The public will be invited to attend at no charge.

Three winners will be selected. Each will receive cash and free professional services valued at more than $10,000 to help them launch their new local businesses.

“BizPitch Savannah™” 2023 is presented by the Savannah Chapter of SCORE, the nation’s largest provider of free business mentoring services and educational programs for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. Savannah SCORE was named SCORE’s “2019 Mid-Market Chapter of the Year”, is one of the only Diamond Level SCORE chapters in the country and was named the 2021 “Outstanding Chapter for Community Partnerships”.

For more information about “BizPitch Savannah™”, visit its website or contact SCORE at [email protected].

For more information about SCORE’s free business mentoring services, go to