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Returning from two-year hiatus, pitch competition names six finalists


Organizers of the Pitch Southern West Virginia Business Idea Competition, to be Sept. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. on the campus of West Virginia University Institute of Technology, announced the six best pitch ideas chosen to present and invited attendees to vote for their favorites.

The West Virginia Hive and the WVU Tech Launch Lab have brought back the in-person Pitch Southern West Virginia competition after a two-year hiatus due to Covid-19.

Diana Woods, director of the WVU Tech Launch Lab and coordinator of the event, said six entrepreneurs have been chosen to give five-minute, in-person pitches of their business ideas before the judges and in-person audience. The judges will engage in a question-and-answer session with each presenter.

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