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The Mesa Pitch

We describe it to people as 'Shark Tank meets TED talk'. A live event that you can attend (and be a sponsor of), where six entrepreneurs will pitch their new business ideas to five Judges for cash prizes.

Submit Your Idea

We are looking for great new business ideas. You can make your pitch in two easy steps:

  • Fill out the Submission Form, and send it to Bob Nelson at the Mesa Chamber of Commerce. There is no fee to enter this competition.
  • Using the Dropbox link provided on the form, send us a ONE MINUTE video about why you deserve to be on the finals stage on October 25.

Prepare Your Pitch

Following the OCTOBER 7 (COB) submission Deadline, we'll read the applications and watch the videos, and we will pick the FINALISTS, notifying them on Tuesday, October 12.

The finalists will have until Friday, October 21st to create a Slide Deck of up to 10 slides and prepare a 3 minute pitch that they will make on stage on the 25th. But don't worry, we are not leaving them in the lurch, we are giving the the support of Larry Young of Boiling Frog Development, a business development and public speaking expert.

Win the Cash

We have 5 judges that will be judging the six finalists, and the there will be a full event of Pitches, Judges and information about Mesa's growing entrepreneur ecosystem.

The top 3 finishers will receive a cash prize.
First Place: $1,000
Second Place: $500
Third Place: $250

Want to Sponsor? or Attend?

You can be a sponsor of this year's event or you can get a ticket to be in the audience and cheer on your favorite pitch.


Q: What kind of submissions or businesses are you looking for?
A: Idea Stage, Early Stage, pre-seed

Q: Do I need to be a member of the Mesa Chamber?
A: No

Q: Do I need to be in Mesa
A: Preferred, but not required