If you've got a big idea for a business on the Southcoast, bring it to the Pitch Contest!

EforAll South Coast will be hosting a pitch contest open to All Ideas in Fall River on Wednesday, April 5th and in New Bedford on Thursday, April 20th.

The E for All Pitch Contest is "a golden opportunity to get a great start with your idea for a business or non-profit" that is often referred to as the local Shark Tank without the teeth.

Participants will pitch your idea to a panel of judges who will then award winners the following cash prizes for their big idea:
Grand Prize:   $1,000
2nd Place:      $750
3rd Place:       $500
Fan Favorite:  $500 (audience votes via text messaging!)

Wondering who's been part of these contests in the past?  Check out this list of winners who's business you might already love:

Got Chew: A delivery service for all local restaurants that currently don’t deliver. We have drivers that sign on and are assigned to a specific area. They won Fan Favorite and First Place, a total of $1,500.

Children's Art Lab: Founded in 2015, the Children’s Art Lab in Mattapoisett wanted as many Southcoast families as possible to know "there is an inspired place where children can be creative, experiment with ideas and materials, and make art in an environment similar to a real artist studio"  They won 2nd place and $750 for their idea. Check out their studio on Facebook!

Mastermind Adventure:  Mastermind Adventures Board Game Lounge & Live Action Game Arena offer playspace for people of all ages to spend time together socially playing games. The space includes a Board Game Lounge, Live Action Game arena is for NERF style games for kids, adults, Harry Potter, Percy Jackson and Star Wars themed birthday parties, meet ups and community programs and tons more!  Their idea won them $1,000 back in 2016 and now they can be found inside of the Swansea Mall near Old Navy.

The Fall River event does have a WILD CARD option so even though the deadline has passed, you can still show up and maybe get lucky!   Enter the NB contest below and see if your idea has what it takes to win.

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