Joplin Regional Innovation & Technology Summit hosting semifinal pitch competition

(Joplin, MO) – The Joplin Regional Innovation & Technology Summit is proud to host the finals of this year’s Pitch Competition with first and second place winning $500 and $1,000, respectfully.

Semifinals will be held Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 9:00 a.m., during the weekly 1-Million Cups meeting at the Advanced Training and Technology Center, 420 Grand Avenue, Joplin, Missouri. This semifinal round is open to any new start-up business operating for five years or less.

“The semifinals of the Pitch Competition is an amazing opportunity for new startup businesses to pitch their business with a chance at winning $500 or $1,000, if they advance to the final Pitch Competition at the Summit,” says Doug Hunt, Director of Entrepreneurship at the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce. “It also provides a great opportunity for new companies to get feedback from a community that’s truly invested in supporting entrepreneurs.”

The top two presenters ranked by audience vote will advance to the final Pitch Competition to be held during the Joplin Regional Innovation & Technology Summit, Friday, November 5, 2021 at James River Church, Joplin.

Deadline to register for semifinals will be Monday October 18 at 5:00 p.m. by contacting      Doug Hunt, or at 417.624.4150.

Our Mission: To improve the economic prosperity and quality of life in the Joplin region; and to be the principal advocate for, and provider of services to, its business community.

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