SharedSpace, a Dunwoody-based co-working community, has announced the opening of its second spot, SharedSpace Cobb. Opening this fall near the new Suntrust Stadium, the community will celebrate by hosting its inaugural “Collaborate and Compete”pitch competition to promote local startup businesses, support their growth, and showcase the value of collaboration.
Here’s how you can participate!
To participate your business must:
- be less than 3 years old
- be based in Atlanta
- have less than 10 employees
Registration includes one raffle ticket for a chance to win one of many amazing prizes. Ticket proceeds will be donated to ReStart320, a low-barrier-to-entry homeless shelter.
The first round of the competition (Shark Tank-style) will be November 4th at SharedSpace Dunwoody. 20 competitors will meet up to collaborate and improve their pitch performance before they present to the crowd. During this state, competitors will break off into groups of 4 and pitch their presentation to their competitors/group members to give each other feedback for improvement. The top 5 finalists selected will advance to the second round.
The second round will be held November 14th at SharedSpace Cobb. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the newly opened co-working space.
The top 5 finalists will pitch in front of five judges and one winner will be chosen.
Win & Give Back
The lucky winner will receive $2,500 towards their business, an additional $1000 to a charity of their choice, mentoring from local business leaders and a hot desk membership at SharedSpace. Second place will receive $1,250 plus a donation of $750 to their charity of choice, and third place will receive $750 plus a donation of $500 to their charity of choice.
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