The Palouse Pitch And The Palouse Challenge

Palouse Knowledge Corridor is thrilled to bring two free, catered events to our community this year: the Palouse Pitch and the Palouse Challenge. These annual events will host countless opportunities to learn from and help other entrepreneurial minds, campers and community members alike.

The Palouse Pitch

Dr. Holly Winchman, Vice President Janet Nelson, President Chuck Staben and retired Vice President Jack McIver cut the ribbon for the IRIC at its opening in January. Photo credit to University of Idaho Photo Services.

Dr. Holly Winchman, Vice President Janet Nelson, President Chuck Staben and retired Vice President Jack McIver cut the ribbon for the IRIC at its opening in January.

Photo credit to University of Idaho Photo Services.

The Palouse Pitch will be held on Tuesday, May 23rd from 7:00-9:00 pm at the University of Idaho’s new IRIC. Attendees may arrive anytime after 6:30 to enjoy hors d’eourves and beverages while mingling with some of the bright minds of the Palouse.

After brief introductions from our team and the event sponsor, the City of Moscow, the festivities will begin. Attendees and campers alike will speed-pitch their businesses, then give and receive feedback to help improve their pitch deck.

During the event, attendees will witness the Entrepreneur of the Palouse Award Ceremony, where each winner will receive their award after a short video featuring their successes that led them to their award nomination.

Registration for this unique event is available at btebootcamp.com/Palouse-pitch. Registration is required, and attendance is limited to 150 people.

The Palouse Challenge

BTE Bootcamp™ - Palouse Challenge. Camper Mark Armstrong presents his business pitch to the three Sharks at the 2016 Palouse Challenge event. Photo by Steve Stone.

Camper Mark Armstrong presents his business pitch to the three Sharks at the 2016 Palouse Challenge event.

Photo by Steve Stone.

On Thursday, things get more serious in our Shark Tank-style Palouse Challenge. Our six winners of the Crucible Competition will go on to present their business plans to our three Sharks, industry experts in the fields of investment and venture capitalism. These six businesses will be competing for their chance to win cash prizes, as well as receiving invaluable feedback from the Sharks.

After the event, community members and campers alike will have the chance to meet with our staff one-on-one to receive business advice and mentorship while the Sharks deliberate our winners.

Attendees will enjoy a catered lunch at this free event. Space is limited to 200 people. Registration is required, and is available at btebootcamp.com/Palouse-challenge.

Don’t miss your chance to attend these two free events! These are invaluable chances to network with like-minded business-focused members of our community, as well as a way to help keep businesses growing and reaching success.