The Business Bout is a business plan competition that awards an annual prize to the best Pittsburgh-based business idea. The Business Bout is designed to be ultimately pro-entrepreneur: the competition is open to ideas across all industries (anything from bakeries, to non-profits, to high-tech) and applicants need only submit a two page application – one page describing the idea, one page introducing the people behind the idea and why they want to grow their business in Pittsburgh.
Last year, the Business Bout awarded $25,000 to a promising young start-up who have created bike lights that attach to bicycle wheel rims – Project Aura. A diverse group of six finalists were chosen from an amazing applicant pool of over 150 submissions. This year, we will be giving announcing details on submissions and awards at the Thrival Festival on September 7th, 2013 at Bakery Square.
Special Thanks to the URA for Sponsoring the 2013 Business Bout!!