The entrepreneurial spirit is thriving in the Manhattan community, and Peoples State Bank is proud to present an event created to bolster that pervasive spirit and strengthen its foundation - StartUp MHK. Each fall, competitors gather to pitch their businesses and ideas to a panel of qualified and connected judges – all for a chance to win cash prizes and gain valuable exposure.
Registration is open until Wednesday, Sept. 29.
Over $20,000 will be awarded in the following categories:
*Note – The winner of the other categories ARE eligible to win the People's Choice category as well.
Lead-Up Event, The Fellow Coworking Space - Thursday, Sept. 16 - 4:30 -5:30 PM
Join StartUp MHK for an informational happy hour at The Fellow. A 2020 StartUp MHK Winner - Bug Hounds - will be giving their pitch live, followed by advice to perfect your pitch and Q&A.
Pitch Video Submission, Qualifier Round - Submission Ends Wednesday, Sept. 29 - Virtual/Online
All pitch videos are due for the qualifying round BY 11:59 pm Wednesday, September 29th (video submissions will be accepted before this date). Pitches will be viewed and scored, and 5-8 qualifiers will be selected for the final round. All competitors will be notified of their qualifying status on October 4th.
Final Event - Saturday, Oct. 9 - 9:30 - 11:30 AM
*StartUp MHK Pitch Day*
*Pre-registration required, see registration page for details
*Finalists will present their pitch in person to the judging panel. We are hopeful this event will be open to the public. Details TBD.