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Do You Love Great Ideas?

Join us for The Launchpad pitch event!

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Come See Blount County Launch!
Date
6pm - Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023
Location
SkyView at Broadway Social
101 E. Broadway Avenue, Maryville, TN
Join Us on the Launchpad!
Be a part of the biggest pitch event in Blount County.

Enjoy an evening of:
• Networking
• Blount County Celebrities
• Audience Participation
• Hors d'oeuvres & Cash Bar
Don't Miss Out.
Get Your Tickets Now.

Judges

Ben Nibali
founder of
APTUS DesignWorks
Tina Rhea
founder of
REO Cheesewagon
Jimmy Morgan
Vice President of
First Horizon Bank

Emcee

Lane Shuler
of I.N.K. Spoken Word
This explosive pitch event will bring 5 Blount County finalists together to present their unique ideas to celebrity judges and an audience of around 100 Blount County movers and shakers.

Each finalist will be able to win have the chance to win 1 of 2 prizes.
Judges' Choice
$2,500
The 3 Blount County celebrity judges will determine their pick for the best ideas and will award the pitcher $2,500  to go toward making their concept a reality.
Audience Choice
$5 per Vote
Each audience member will place votes for $5 per vote and the pitcher with the most votes will receive the total amount for the number of votes they receive. This will amount to $5 per awarded vote (minus processing fees).
Interested in pitching your BIG IDEA?
Fill out the form below to submit your idea for our Launch Pad event.
We will contact you to set up a time to go over your idea in more detail and potentially be selected as one of our 5 finalists.
Deadline for applications is Jan 15, 2023
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Donate to Vote
Pick the Launchpad concept you think is a winner. Then place your votes in the form below by donating $5 per vote.
Vote as many times as you want to make sure your favorite idea becomes a reality.
Sara Garnett
Raised Valley Ranch
Raised Valley Ranch is a community service offering sessions that incorporate horses to help teach life-skills such as confidence and boundaries to those who need them and are ready to level up in their lives.
Aaron Killian
I Can't Believe It's Not Clutter
Remember opening presents as a kid, and the excitement of getting a toy you really wanted? Bring back the magic with all your vintage favorites under one roof. I Can’t Believe It’s Not Clutter Toys and Comics: Relive your childhood; no, no – THE GOOD PARTS!
Pamela Savell
The Adventure Playhouse
I am Pamela Savell, aka Drama Mama, and I own and operate The Adventure Playhouse. We offer theatre education with a twist, teaching performance and production lessons for all ages!
James Tente
Insight Code Consulting
At Insight Code Consulting, we offer expert building code oversight of your proposed construction plans to keep your project on time and on budget. Fixing 2D plans is always cheaper than in the 3D world.
Jonnay Wenger
Lil Cub Den
At Lil Cub Den, kids freely explore carefully curated play equipment while parents encourage them. Families can enjoy specialty crafted refreshments and shop local treasures in a modern environment and build community with friends.

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