Aberdeen Business Pitch Competition

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The Northern Innovation & Startup Center and Aberdeen Development Corporation are excited to announce the finalists for the inaugural Aberdeen Business Pitch Competition. This milestone represents a significant advancement in fostering entrepreneurship and innovation within the Aberdeen community.

The competition aims to inspire and support entrepreneurial ventures, refine business ideas, and provide access to vital resources such as investment and financing.

A total of 23 applications were submitted to the competition, which aims to propel businesses toward their next phase of development while building on Aberdeen's rich entrepreneurial history and culture. By fostering the next generation of entrepreneurs, the Aberdeen Development Corporation and the Northern Innovation & Startup Center intend to make this an annual event, encouraging entrepreneurial business growth in Aberdeen.

First Place Prize: $10,000

cash prize to be used To start or expand business operations
Sponsored by the Aberdeen Development Corporation

Pitch Night is on July 29, 2024 at Engels Event Co.

The competition now advances to round two, where a distinguished panel of successful business owners and entrepreneurial resource organizations will evaluate the finalists. This community event, held at Engels Event Company on Monday, July 29, is free to attend.

The Northern Innovation and Startup Center will be hosting their Community Champions Network on the same day from 4:00 - 5:00 PM at Engels. If your schedule allows, please join us for both!

Food and beverages provided with cash bar available. RSVP is appreciated.


Event Schedule

4:00 - 5:00 PM - Community Champions Network

  • Networking

  • Food Provided

  • Cash Bar Available

5:00 - 7:00 PM - Pitch Night Program

  • Opening

  • Finalists Pitches

  • Judging Deliberation

  • Networking

  • Winner of $10,000 Announced


In order by presentation.

Ascend Aviation Detailing, LLC

Sarah Rice

Zamani Peters

Grace Kramer

Minds Matter PLLC
Tiffany Hoeft


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Kendra Hinz

Director of Marketing and Special Projects