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  • Wilkes-Barre Connect Pitch program to open applications on March 1st

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    February 14, 2018
    WILKES BARRE, PA: Wilkes-Barre Connect, powered by the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business & Industry, will officially open the next round of our PITCH program on Thursday, March 1st, and remain open until the March 28th deadline.
    PITCH is a formalized process to introduce entrepreneurs, start-ups, and existing businesses to our regional investor network in Northeastern Pennsylvania. PITCH is sponsored by the Willary Foundation, and coordinated by the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania, a Wilkes-Barre Connect partner.
    Interested parties can access and complete the online venture profile (application) on our website www.wilkesbarreconnect.org/submit-venture-profile/ to be considered for this round.  After the deadline, our formal PITCH selection committee will then review and choose qualifying candidates to be featured during our live PITCH event, which will be held on May 9th at the Wilkes-Barre THINK Center. 
    If you would like to learn more about the PITCH process, or discover how you can join the regional investor network, please contact Joseph Boylan at joseph.boylan@wilkes-barre.org or visit the website at www.wilkesbarreconnect.org. 
    About Wilkes-Barre Connect:
    Wilkes-Barre Connect is an initiative powered by the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber, that helps businesses grow in Northeastern Pennsylvania, featuring a partnership among the Small Business Development Center at Wilkes University, the Diamond City Partnership, the Institute for Public Policy & Economic Development, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania, the Family Business Alliance at Wilkes University, and the Allan P. Kirby Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at Wilkes University. Wilkes-Barre Connect is housed in Wilkes-Barre’s THINK Center, a space made possible by the Penn State Wilkes-Barre and the Invent Penn State initiative.

    Lindsay Bezick, Vice President, Chamber of Commerce
    (570) 408-1728
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