Rising Rust Belt Pitch Competition

And the winners are:

  1. Purpose The Therapeutic Subscription Box LLC (Ali Izzo and Holly Masters)
  2. McDivitt Family Maple (Stacy McDivitt)
  3. We Thrive Together (Steve Pelton)

Read the full story from the Sharon Herald. and watch the video.

The Rising Rust Belt Summit will close with a Pitch Competition in which area entrepreneurs will compete for prize money. The competition will be held at LindenPointe, a signature business park development in the nearby City of Hermitage.

3:45 PM – 4:45 PM Monday Oct. 7 at The CHIP Building, Lindenpointe Business Park, Hermitage


1st Place: $1500
2nd Place: $750
3rd Place: $500

The Judges

Jim Cossler, Huntington Bank Entrepreneur in Residence of Youngstown Business Incubator
Maggie Horne, Gannon University SBDC
Steve Sant, May Emma Hoyt Foundation

Image by 13smok from Pixabay

The Competitors

Penny Allenwood Outdoors LLC (Colleen Chamberlain), Wampum, PA (PennyAllenwood.com)

Purpose The Therapeutic Subscription Box LLC (Ali Izzo and Holly Masters), Hermitage, PA (PurposeTherapyBox.com)

Secret Squirrel Armory (Paul Neubecker), New Castle, PA (SecretSquirrelArmory.com)

Aspiring CTOs (John Ackley), Sharpsville, PA (AspiringCTOs.com)

Brilliency (Laura Steinbrink CEO), Cleveland, OH (Brilliency.com)

McDivitt Family Maple (Stacy McDivitt), Southington, OH (mcdivittfamilymaple.com)