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Piedmont Pitch Competition

May 11, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Co-Presented by The City of Charlottesville Office of Economic Development and Albemarle County Economic Development

Join us for the culmination of Piedmont Pitch! From over 70 applicants and participants, following 8 weeks of training sessions and 5 days of preliminary pitches, our 6 finalists will pitch for $15,000 in prize money. The prize money is available thanks to the generous sponsorship of Albemarle County Economic Development, Charlottesville Office of Economic Development, and the Community Investment Collaborative. Pitch Night is also sponsored by The Wool Factory and First Citizens Bank.
*No registration required*
  • 5:30pm: Doors open, complimentary h’ors devours and cash bar available
  • 5:45pm: Introductions
  • 6:00pm: Pitches
  • 7:45pm: Judges deliberate
  • 8:00pm: Winners announced!

Piedmont Pitch Finalists

Anne Perkins, Konnect Apps; Johnny Epps, Odyssey Chocolates; Christina Martin, Baker no Bakery; Phillip Rich, Black Roses Landscaping; Kristopher Chain, Season Report; Gabriela Romo, Refemme


About 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!


May 11, 2023
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Central Virginia Small Business Development Center (CVSBDC)
Community Investment Collaborative (CIC)
Charlottesville Office of Economic Development
Albemarle County Economic Development Office


The Wool Factory
1837 Broadway St
Charlottesville, VA 22902 United States
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