The Advancement Foundation Presents: The Gauntlet

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The Gauntlet is a one day event that gives business start-ups and community advocates the opportunity to pitch their business idea or community concept in 15 minutes. Its purpose is to provide micro-enterprises access to capital, training, and technical assistance.

DO YOU HAVE AN IDEA THAT
COULD HELP YOU AND YOUR
COMMUNITY?
• If you’re an entrepreneur and
community advocate of any age,
apply to participate in The Gauntlet!
• Just getting started with your
product or service idea?
• Or have you already been in
business for less than two years and
have a total gross revenue of less
than $250,000?
• If so, you’re eligible to participate

APPLICATIONS DUE BY MIDNIGHT, MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014

Download application here

ARE YOU WILLING TO SHARE
EXPERTISE BY COACHING OR
ADVISING?
• Sign up to be a mentor for our
motivated and inspired
entrepreneurs!
• Pass along experience!
• Facilitate various workshops
with critical topics encompassing
marketing, budget, legal, and
business management.

EVENTS LEADING UP TO THE GAUNTLET:
OCT 21, 2014
VIP Reception at 16 West on Church
Ave. Introduction of The Gauntlet
participants and the coaches/
judging panel.
OCT 21-23 + NOV 11-13, 2014
Six Day Boot Camp with workshops,
general business advice,
presentation prep.
JAN 17, 2015 — THE GAUNTLET
Each presentation will be followed
by in depth questioning by our
panel. At the finale of the event, the
top pitches will receive cash prizes,
website development, or promotional
material to start their new business!

To learn more about The Gauntlet call The Advancement Foundation at 540-345-1292.

Deaduri Gales

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