BizPitch Savannah™ 2023 Applications Open!

bizpitch 2023 entrepreneurial competition applications are now open!

Applications are now open for BizPitch Savannah™! This Shark Tank-style entrepreneurial competition offers eight local entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges including experienced entrepreneurs, industry experts, and investors. Participants must deliver convincing pitches showcasing the strength of their idea and business plan, and three of the eight contestants will win a prize package valued at $10,000 to launch their new business.

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Nominations Open for Georgia Small Business ROCK STARS 2023

Small businesses constitute a major portion of Georgia’s economy, providing employment, goods and services across the state. To appreciate and celebrate the achievements and contributions of small businesses, the State of Georgia holds Small Business Week every year in May. During this time, the Georgia Department of Economic Development and the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA) come together to spotlight several exceptional small businesses, naming them Small Business ROCK STARS. These awards are designed to praise the yearly contributions of Georgia’s energetic entrepreneurs, and since their inception have seen over 4,000 businesses nominated and 50 businesses recognized.

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InnovATL2023 Offers Events for Georgia Innovators this Fall

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InnovATL2023 is a yearly push to support innovation in Metro Atlanta and the southeast, consisting of multiple events designed to bring together disruptors and innovators from across industries to learn and grow. From September 26 through October 20, 2023, these events promise ripe opportunities for local entrepreneurs, creators, and innovators to hone their skills and build their networks. But with so many events, where to begin? We’ve taken the time to summarize five of the most promising events listed by InnovATL2023 so you can see at a glance where your time and money will be best spent.

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Girls Code Summer Camp Empowers the Next Generation of Female Coders

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Last week, The Creative Coast and Girls Code Savannah teamed up to offer an aviation-themed summer camp designed to teach girls the basics of coding, free of charge. The camp took place at Georgia Southern University’s Armstrong Campus. From July 10th to 14th, 9 AM to 2 PM, 33 fifth to eighth grade girls gathered in a computer lab to learn about the basics of coding and the possibilities that tech-oriented careers can offer them in the future.

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Black in Business 2023 Event Announced

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SCORE Savannah recently announced the second annual edition of Black in Business, an event designed to promote and support black entrepreneurs and business owners in the Greater Savannah area. In this two-hour program, local black entrepreneurs will share their success stories and answer questions about their business journeys. The event will be held on Wednesday, August 2nd from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Eckburg Auditorium at Savannah Technical College.

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Corstrata Partners with Swift Medical to Offer Virtual Wound and Ostomy Care

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Corstrata they virtually connects patients with their team of certified WOC nurses to provide both asynchronous image-based and live video-based wound care to patients across the country. Through their platform, patients can be connected to quality care from the comfort of their home, “because that’s where patients recover the best, recover the fastest, and that’s where patients want to be,” says Piette.

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Einride Brings Electric Trucks to Savannah, Paving the Way for Sustainable Logistics

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Wallenius Wilhelmsen, a global transportation and logistics company, has unveiled its latest investment: Einride battery-electric trucks for its subsidiary Keen Transport’s heavy-haul fleet. This move is in line with the company’s goal of reducing the carbon footprint of its land-based operations and supply chains, ultimately leading to the realization of zero-emissions logistics services.

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