Call for Entries for Business Pitch Competition in San Diego

The following information was provided to the Mission Hills Business Improvement District from the local office of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Start-ups, entrepreneurs, and small business owners in San Diego can apply to “Get Started San Diego,” a pitch contest where innovative businesses will present their plans to a panel of judges for a chance to win a $25,000 prize package of cash and technology solutions. Applicants will be selected to pitch their plans in front of a live audience during “Get Started San Diego,” which will be held from 6-9 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 28 at the Port Pavilion on the Broadway Pier, 1000 N. Harbor Drive.

Port Pavilion
Port Pavilion

The business and start-up community is invited to attend the free event to network and gain insight from seasoned entrepreneurs, early-stage investors, and global executives while enjoying food trucks and start-up craft beer. Pre-registration is required at

Candidates interested in pitching their business plan can apply until 11:59 p.m. PT, Friday, Sept. 1 at Finalists selected to present at the live event will be notified on Sept. 12, and will receive expert pitch coaching to prepare for their two-and-a-half-minute pitch to a panel of judges.


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