Entrepreneurs, start-ups invited to register for ‘Pitch Factory’

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The St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce has announced a partnership with the Jacksonville Women’s Business Center and the link to bring the “Pitch Factory” entrepreneurial training program to the county.

Inspired by the JAX Bridges program, the Pitch Factory training course will help entrepreneurs and new start-ups elevate their businesses through an intensive training program designed to assist with developing and refining the entrepreneur’s value proposition.

The free course will meet at the link, 425 Town Plaza Ave. in Nocatee Town Center, with the opportunity for individuals to join the sessions virtually as well. It kicks off Oct. 21 from 4 to 6 p.m. Classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 4 to 6 p.m. on Oct. 26 and 28, and Nov. 2, 4 and 9.

Following the scheduled classes, aspiring entrepreneurs will connect with certified entrepreneur mentors through the “Network of Trust” virtual network to further refine their value proposition, develop their portfolio and hone their pitches.

At the conclusion of the program, rising entrepreneurs will share their value propositions with each other in a “Peer Pitch” platform to prepare for the live, in-person pitch competition during the EnterCIRCLE 2021 entrepreneurial summit at the link on Nov. 18.

Each participant will be invited to present his or her entrepreneurial idea to key Northeast Florida investors and business leaders.

“The St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce is excited to partner with the Jacksonville Women’s Business Center and the link to bring local entrepreneurs together for this invaluable training and pitch opportunity,” said Isabelle Renault, Chamber president/CEO. “The Pitch Factory is one more way St. Johns County is business ready.”

Participants must complete each of the six live, interactive modules — in-person or virtually — in October and November to be eligible to participate in the live pitch event. The modules will not be recorded.

The Pitch Factory is available to residents of, and students studying in, St. Johns County as well as residents and students living in the neighboring counties within Northeast Florida. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Registration closes at 5 pm. Oct. 14.
For further information, contact the Chamber at info@sjcchamber.com or by phone at 904-829-5681. Register online at jaxcoc.centerdynamics.com/workshop.aspx?ekey=390410174.

The Commerce is the premier business and community organization in St. Johns County. It seeks to deliver continuous value-added service to members and the community, resulting in a business environment and quality of life where existing businesses have the opportunity to prosper and new businesses find it attractive to locate in the county. For more information, go to www.sjcchamber.com.  

The Jacksonville Women’s Business Center endeavors to create a new level of innovation and ignite the enterprising spirit through advanced entrepreneurial development, education, extensive resources and dynamic networking.

Consisting of volunteer opportunities and a redeveloped suite of programs, the center provides an innovative and valuable educational experience that enables women in business to make sound decisions and develop the infrastructure to facilitate business growth and prosperity. For more information, call 904-366-6633 or go to jaxchamberfoundation.org/jacksonville-womens-business-center.

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