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Virginia SBDC

Piedmont Pitch Launch Program

Wed 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance

Piedmont Pitch

The City of Charlottesville Office of Economic Development and Albemarle County Economic Development have joined forces to offer educational programming leading to a pitch competition for local small businesses. Entrepreneurs and small business owners in Charlottesville and Albemarle can apply to participate in the 10 week program including 8 training programs (Business Essentials Training) offered by Central Virginia SBDC and work with a business advisor to hone their pitch and develop a solid business plan. Graduates of Piedmont Pitch have the opportunity to pitch for $15,000 in prize money!

Week 1: Launch Program

Join the teams from CV SBDC, Charlottesville, and Albemarle to learn more about the program and opportunities available for participants.

HYBRID event In person for cohort participants at 300 Preston Ave, 2nd floor training room, Charlottesville or online via Zoom

Who is eligible for Piedmont Pitch? Existing small businesses or new start-ups opening in Charlottesville and Albemarle. To be eligible to receive prize money, participants must have an active business license in the City of Charlottesville or Albemarle County by May 1, 2024.

How do I apply for Piedmont Pitch? Visit for more information and the link to the online application

Can I participate in the training programs if I am not eligible to pitch Yes! Any small business or entrepreneur can attend the sessions virtually.

Fee: No Cost

Phone: 434-295-8198


Central Virginia SBDC
300 Preston Avenue,. Suite 201 Charlottesville, VA 22902

U.S. Small Business Administration, George Mason University, and America's SBDC

All programs of the Virginia SBDC are open to the public on a non-discriminatory basis.
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.
Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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