Community members will come together to pitch their creative business ideas and possibly bring home the prize of $10,000 in start-up funding.
LRMR Innovative Marketing, who represents LeBron James, is presenting Akron Creating (330) CEOs Entrepreneurship Summit at the University of Akron on Tuesday, September 27.
University of Akron Instructor of Finance and Stephen Washington explains how the business pitch should be made.
"Just imagine yourself in an elevator with a wealthy individual who could fund the start-up of your business and you had 60 seconds to sell them on your idea," says Washington.
The winner of the best business pitch will also receive eight weeks of mentoring by the nonprofit organization 100 Urban Entrepreneurs.
University of Akron Instructor of Finance Stephen Washington says that this an opportunity that doesn't come by very often.
"At a time like this in our economy, when employment is so difficult, I think that entrepreneurship is going to be critical," says Washington.
A morning workshop, titled How to Deliver a Winning Pitch and Creating a Business Under $1,000, will feature speakers and the afternoon will offer a panel discussion with principals of LRMR including Maverick Carter.
More information can be found on www.330ceos.com.