GCC hosting business pitch competition on April 19

Posted 5 April 2022 at 9:09 am

Press Release, Genesee Community College

BATAVIA – Every solid business venture starts with one thing – a pitch! Whether making a sale or convincing an investor, your idea pitch has to be organized, well-thought out, powerful and convincing! GCC is here to help get you prepared!

If you have a passion you’d like to turn into a business but you aren’t sure if anyone else will think it’s a good idea, consider participating in GCC’s Business Idea Pitch Competition on Tuesday, April 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in room T102 of the Conable Technology Building at GCC’s Batavia Campus.

The competition is free and open to the public and prizes of $100 for first place and $75 for second place will be awarded to the most outstanding competitors in the “most likely to succeed” and “most creative” categories. Pitches will be judged by local business leaders.

Among the leading causes for startup failure is a lack of basic business experience. In lieu of losing thousands of investment dollars, today’s entrepreneurs have found another way to gain that experience before launching their startup – education.

GCC offers both degree and certificate programs in entrepreneurship to prepare emerging business owners and investors for success.

To register for the Business Pitch Competition, please email Dr. Lina LaMattina, GCC Director of Business Programs at lmlamattina@genesee.edu or Amy Conley, GCC Professor of Accounting at avconley@genesee.edu by April 13.