DECEMBER 5, 2018 05:35 AM | BY CAPECODTODAY STAFF
Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll) Cape Cod is bringing the “All Ideas Cape Cod Pitch Contest” to the town of Wellfleet for the first time ever on December 6th. The pitch contest will be held at the storied Wellfleet Preservation Hall, an iconic example of revitalization & restoration by a community. The pitch contest will take place 6pm-8:30pm Thursday, December 6th featuring seven pre-selected contestants and an eighth that will be added by audience vote on the night of the event. Entry for spectators is free, food will be provided and a cash bar will be available.
Each participant will be given two and a half minutes to pitch their business or non-profit idea to a panel of judges and the audience. At the end of the night EforAll will give away $2,750 in seed money to help launch ideas in the community. The first place finisher will win $1,000; second place $750; third place; $500 and audience favorite $500. The event is an example of EforAll’s mission of using innovative means to foster entrepreneurial growth on Cape Cod.
Amanda Kaiser, Program Manager of EforAll Cape explains:
“Cape Cod is an amazing place and it’s important to keep fostering economic and cultural growth. There are plenty of people with great ideas and they just need a place to start.We want the doers and thinkers of Cape Cod to have the opportunity to live, work & innovate here by giving them the resources and tools to be successful.”
Fueling Cape Cod’s economic engine by empowering people with ideas is the theme of the event. The participants were selected from a pool of applicants by a panel of volunteer readers from the community. The ideas being pitched at the event include a virtual pediatric clinic, an artificial intelligence called Konsul, a library for toys, a Cape Cod based subscription box service, a breast cancer survivors support system, a multipurpose publication company/bookstore/cafe & bar to encourage Cape Cod literary voices and a method to prevent workplace injuries.