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SPARK EforAll Holyoke Seeks Applicants for Two Pitch Contests

HOLYOKE — SPARK EforAll Holyoke continues to support entrepreneurs and idea sharing with two pitch contests planned for this spring. Both contests are an opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs to share, receive feedback, and possibly win prize money for a business or nonprofit idea.

The first event is a pitch contest for food and drink-themed ideas, hosted on Wednesday, April 10 at 6 p.m. at the HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute (164 Race St., Holyoke). The deadline to apply is Thursday, March 28 at 11:59 a.m.

The second event is an all-deas pitch contest, and will be held on Wednesday, April 24 at 6 p.m. in the community room of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (485 Appleton St., Holyoke). The deadline to apply for that contest is Thursday, April 11 at 11:59 a.m. Entrepreneurs can apply for either pitch contest at eforall.org/ma/holyoke.

Prizes for the winners, who will be chosen by a panel of judges, are $1,000 for the grand prize winner, $750 for second place, $500 for third place, and $500 for the fan favorite (audience vote).

Audience members will have as much fun as the entrepreneurs at the EforAll pitch contests. There are two networking opportunities — before and after each contest — and up to 15 entrepreneurs will be talking about their ideas, looking for feedback and advice. It’s a chance to catch the enthusiasm and energy of passionate people looking to create a business or nonprofit.

SPARK EforAll Holyoke is actively seeking entrepreneurs, specialists, mentors, and sponsors for its summer accelerator. For more information about SPARK EforAll Holyoke, e-mail Tessa Murphy-Romboletti, executive director, at [email protected], or visit eforall.org/ma/holyoke.

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