Pitch North 2024

Pitch North is an idea pitching competition created to spark change and promote entrepreneurial progress in Lake, Newaygo & Oceana Counties.


August 7, 2024




West Michigan Research Station

5185 N Oceana Drive
Hart, MI 49420


This event is free to attend, but advanced registration is required! Registration link coming soon.

Are you a current or aspiring entrepreneur with an idea you want to share with the world?

Celebrating its 5th year, Pitch North is an idea pitching competition created to spark change and promote entrepreneurial progress in some of West Michigan's more rural counties. A panel of judges will evaluate submissions from area residents seeking a chance to be finalists at the live pitching event in August.


When and where will the finale event be hosted?

The Pitch North 2024 event will be on August 7 at West Michigan Research Station.

Is the Pitch North event open to the public?

Yes! Anyone is welcome to attend the finale event, regardless of county residency status. Registration is still required. Contest rules only apply to applicants looking to submit their ideas to the Pitch North judges.

Is there a cost associated with Pitch North?

Nope! There is no cost to submit an idea to the Pitch North competition, and the finale event is free to attend.

Can I still submit an idea even if I don't live in Newaygo, Lake, or Oceana county?

Unfortunately, no. Only residents of the three aforementioned counties are eligible to participate in the competition.

When is the entry submission deadline?

Submission entries will be accepted up until June 28, 2024 11:59pm.

What are the rules of entry?

  1. Pitch North is only open to residents of Newaygo, Oceana, or Lake counties. Proof of residency will be required with your pitch submission.
  2. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at time of entry.
  3. Submissions are only accepted on an individual basis. Checks for winning entries will only be made out to an individual, not a group, business, or organization.
  4. Your idea must be your own.
  5. Only one entry per individual will be accepted.
  6. All entries must be submitted by June 28, 2024 11:59pm.

What are the cash prizes?

  • To be determined

Submit a Pitch

Pitch North is back and celebrating 6 years in 2024. Open to entrepreneurs living in Oceana, Lake, or Newaygo county, submit your idea today!

Five finalists will be selected from all submissions. If your idea is selected to compete you will be in the running to win one of five cash prizes.

Five judges. Five finalists. Cash prizes. Are you in?

Submission deadline is June 28th.