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Startup Appalachia Pitch Competition

*NOTE: applicants must be based in one of the 54 ARC-mandated counties in Eastern Kentucky*

Shaping Our Appalachian Region, Inc. (SOAR), in partnership with the Cabinet for Economic Development’s KY Innovation Office, is hosting the Startup Appalachia Pitch Competition, presented by Community Trust Bancorp., on June 24 in Hazard, KY.

Finalists will take the stage during the SOAR FOCUS Summit on Entrepreneurship and Innovation for a chance to win:

$10,000 | First place

$3,500 | Second Place

$1,500 | Third Place

By completing this application, you are already a winner. Following your submission, a member of our Business and Innovation team will connect with you to schedule a time to learn more about your idea.

Deadline to apply is May 13th! Click here for application and more details.

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