LYNN — Eight determined entrepreneurs will representation their business ideas in front of a open and a row of proffer judges on Thursday night.
The contestants, 6 of whom were comparison forward of time, will sell their ideas during a Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll) Pitch Contest during Lynn Housing Authority Neighborhood Development, 10 Church St., from 6 to 8 p.m.
The pre-selected contestants embody Sergio Espinoza, of Lynn, a owners of a food reserve and grill firm, that aims to assistance grill entrepreneurs grasp their dreams of opening adult a grill or any other food use establishment; Michelle Guzman, of Lynn, a owners of Lynn Walking Shoe Tours, that offers a walking debate that was innate from a enterprise to share a abounding history, art and village of Lynn; and Elizabeth Souffrant, of Lynn, a owners of we Care 4 Your Hair, a mobile salon that specializes in servicing seniors and people with disabilities with hair styling and beauty services.
Other pre-selected contestants are Coral Cabrera, of Lynn, owners of Community Multi-Task Service, who is rising an associate module for her company, and aims to commission internal residents, quite Latina women, with a believe and collection to start their possess taxation credentials services business; Peter Lauenstein, a Massachusetts proprietor and owners of Pulse, that offers a approach of amplifying socio-political impact by incorporating an movement widget onto news articles and videos; and Wendy Kessler Cody, of Salem and Lynn, owners of New Focus LLC, that offers a 12-week annoy government module consisting of weekly sessions.
Some of a remaining field will get a possibility to benefaction their ideas during a initial hour, or showcase apportionment of a event, with a favorite comparison to representation during a contest. The eighth representation competitor will be a furious label incidentally comparison during a event, according to Derek Marin, EforAll module manager.
Marin pronounced a representation competition is partial of EforAll’s recruitment efforts for a subsequent winter Business Accelerator Program, that consists of 12 weeks of workshops led by area business experts, weekly meetings with a group of mentors, and a possibility for entrepreneurs to win from a pot of seed collateral for their particular endeavors.
Marin pronounced a Accelerator is for tiny businesses in their commencement stages or for those that have seemed to plateau, though a owners thinks there are new opportunities for growth.
The goal of EforAll, formed in Lowell and stretched to Lynn final year, is to strengthen mid-sized cities by thorough entrepreneurship. Its other locations embody Lawrence and New Bedford.
“Our goal is to coax mercantile growth in Lynn and a North Shore and we do that by ancillary internal entrepreneurs and assisting them successfully govern their business ideas,” Marin said.
EforAll will reason a second representation competition in a city on Nov. 10, partial of a recruitment efforts for a summer Business Accelerator Program, that is hold in Spanish.
There will be 4 prizes for Thursday’s competition — a grand esteem will be $1,000, second place will accept $750, third place will get $500 and an audience-selected fan favorite will accept $500.