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2018 Zoo Tank Pitch Prize Competition

May 2, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Pitch Zoo is proud to present the 2018 Zoo Tank Pitch Prize Competition. The event will be held May 2, 2018 at Arcadia Brewing from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

8 lucky participants of the 2017-2018 Pitch Zoo Season will have the opportunity to pitch their business idea in front of a panel of judges made up of; investors, business owners and one celebrity.

The top 3 business ideas will win cash and prizes (TBD)

To enter simply present at one of the Pitch Zoo events held on the second Tuesday of every month during the 2017-18, and post a short video to our event Facebook Page @PitchZooKalamazoo by Friday, April 13. Applications will be made available February 28, 2018.

Submissions are limited to companies/students that have pitched during the 2017-18 Pitch Zoo Season.

This competition is open to area small businesses and students who have participated in Pitch Zoo during the 2017-18 season. So join us one of our Pitch Zoo events–2nd Tuesday every month.

Rules and Guidelines:

The “Zoo Tank” Competition is being created as an add-on opportunity to PItch Zoo, in conjunction with our community partners and sponsors to help our community #supportandpromote Kalamazoo’s entrepreneurs and small businesses.

Our Partners:
#ArcadiaBrewing #WMUStartingGate #PitchZoo #SCOREKalamzoo #SupportandPRomote #HannahGoldCommunications. Interested in advertising with this event? Contact me via inbox.

Here’s how the contest works:

Review the “Zoo Tank” Competition Guideline.

Contestants will submit their completed video to our Facebook Page at @PitchZooKalamazoo Deadline: Friday, April 13 at 5:00 PM

For questions, or help with video submission, please contact Lara Hobson at , or James Lipsey at pitchzoo.com/kalamazoo

Contestant Videos and Applications will be voted on by the Pitch Zoo Selection Committee by April 18 and Zoo Tank Contestants will be notified via email, or phone.

Zoo Tank Contestants will be asked to present Tuesday, May 2, 2018 at Arcadia Brewing from 5:30-8:00 p.m. to a panel of judges.

Each Zoo Tank Contestant will have 5 minutes to present
and answer questions. At the conclusion of presentations, judges will determine the three finalists for award prize money.


Judging will be undertaken by a panel of investors, business owners, and (1) celebrity who have not been involved with contest workshops.

Final candidate ranking will be determined by the overall quality/viability of business concept and the candidate presentation.

What’s more! Aracadia Brewing has agreed to offer in-kind prizes, All proceeds will go to support #PitchZooKalamzoo, and #ZooTank .


May 2, 2018
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Arcadia Brewing Company Kalamazoo
701 E Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States


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