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Life’s A Pitch! – Money and Pitches (Sept. 29)


WHEN & WHERE: Saturday, Sept. 29, at the NELHA Gateway Center.

TICKETS: Call 327-3680 or visit: Reserve your seat today! Participation limited to 25 Pitches.

ORGANIZERS: Friends of NELHA, Hawaii SBDC, re: Sales & Marketing and Hawaii Community College.

SPONSORS: County of Hawaii Department of Research & Development.

This seminar gone game-show provides 25 lucky participants with a chance to learn how to give a show- stopping pitch that will open doors, garner funding and propel your business beyond your wildest expectations.

The day starts with a series of interactive workshops that build up to a competitive PitchFest.

The participants pitch against each other for the title “Hottest Pitch on the Island” and a mystery prize. Spend the day in this energetic, fun-filled environment learning one of the most important skills available to a business or non-profit; the art of “the Pitch.”

Tickets are $50 for participation in the boot-camp and PitchFest. Admission includes: continental breakfast, lunch and the Pitchin’ Pizza Party (P3).

Tickets available at

Last time someone asked you what you do, did it start something like this? “ I…um…well…” or maybe you said, “I have my own business” or “I work in sales.” If any of those sound like an answer that might have slipped past your lips, then learning to pitch is just what the doctor ordered. Figure out that snappy response to “What do you do?’ “Where do you work?’ or “What do you sell?”

A Pitch is an opportunity to sell your story. Your Pitch will answer the question: “What do you do for a living?” “Why should I buy from you?” “Why should I give to your non-profit?” or “Why should I invest in your business?”

Whether you are working with a non-profit or running a business, this is a skill you can’t succeed without. This is your opportunity to deliver a Pitch that attracts the attention and results you need.

The day will end with an “American Idol-like” PitchFest with celebrity judges Jim Lally, Partner Emeritus, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers; Don Straney, Chancellor, University of Hawaii at Hilo; and Cathy Wiltse, State Director, Hawaii Small Business Development Center.

Not ready to pitch? Just want to watch? $20 PitchFest audience tickets, limited to 40 people, are available on

This special ticket includes the P3. Entry time for this ticket is 2:45-3 p.m.

For more information, visit or call Hawaii SBDC at (808) 327-3680.

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