P.O. Box 3447
Little Rock, AR 72203

Pitch 'N Punch

Grades 5-8

Pitch ‘N Punch is a Shark Tank-inspired pitch competition designed for aspiring entrepreneurs entering grades 5th-8th to showcase their innovative business ideas or projects aimed at fostering positive change within our community.

This event offers participants the opportunity to pitch their concepts to a panel of esteemed judges and a supportive audience for a chance to win up to $350 in cash prizes!

Up to 10 participants will deliver their pitches, lasting 2-3 minutes each, with optional props or prototypes to illustrate their vision. But before taking the stage, contestants must attend two comprehensive pitch preparation sessions—one virtual and one in-person—to fine-tune their presentations and enhance their confidence.

Pitch 'N Punch is hosted in partnership with The Venture Center and Young Entrepreneur Institute. Visit The Venture Center's website to learn more about upcoming events and registration. 


2024 Event Dates

Northwest Arkansas | May 23

@ the Scott Family Amazeum

Central Arkansas | June 27

@ the Museum of Discovery


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