Turlock’s Just Us Photography & Design wins Stanislaus Equity Partners’ new micro business development hub pitch competition.
Described as Stanislaus County’s spin on the hit TV show “Shark Tank,” businesses across the county are engaging with the community through creative sketches and presentations in hopes of gaining additional support from the organization and its partners. We have the opportunity to share our vision.
“Since this was our first year doing this cohort, it was a pilot program to learn and identify areas where we could improve and better serve our community. Equity partners.
Vergara said the organization’s mission is to connect neighbors, resources and opportunities so that local small businesses can thrive. She explained that the Micro Business Development Hub and its Pitch Contest are a unique and fun opportunity to achieve these goals.
“We partnered with Valley Sierra SBDC to develop a six-month cohort,” said Vergara. “We have invited companies that are either envisioned or already underway to join us to start establishing their business.”
According to Vergara, 10 to 15 companies have volunteered to participate in the new program earlier this year. Before he can pitch his business idea to a panel of judges in August, they have to work with the Valley Sierra Small Business Development Center where he has to complete a six-month cohort, where he faces a number of challenges. had to be completed.
“Ultimately, it was a matter of identifying participants who had completed a business plan. there was,” she explained.
After a six-month cohort, there were five businesses left to pitch their business on August 30th at Modesto’s Weave Center.
“What was really amazing was that we had companies from all over the prefecture. Businesses from Paterson, Riverbank, Turlock, Modesto, Ceres. It’s just,” Vergara said.
The #1 winner of the pitch competition, Turlock’s Just Us Photography & Design, will receive $1,650 for their small business and will continue to receive technology from Stanislaus Equity Partners’ small business services to continue their entrepreneurial endeavors. Get support.
It’s only been a few weeks since the first pitch contest ended, but Stanislaus Equity Partners is already looking forward to the next one.
“Now that we’ve gotten past the first one, the expectations for 2023 are very high,” she said.
Beginning October 1, Stanislaus County small businesses will be able to apply to join next year’s cohort to begin the qualification process for the second pitch competition. According to Anthony Sims, economic development director for Bergara and Turlock, there are plans to host the next tournament in Turlock.
“Having a winner come from Turlock is absolutely incredible and shows how much potential the city and its business owners have,” said Sims. “This is our first experience with a MicroBusiness Hub and after evaluating it we have other plans…I always ask Monica to host our next hub in his Turlock.”
Vergara encourages anyone interested in learning more or participating in the next Micro Business Development Hub pitch competition to follow Stanislaus Equity Partners on Facebook @StanislausEquityPartners and Instagram @stanislaus_equity_partners recommended. Just Us Photography & Design will be sharing their stories and experiences in Wednesday’s Pitch Contest. Turlock journal.