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A New Castle County Chamber

of Commerce Initiative






Submit a business outline of no more than 5 pages and then pitch for a chance to win a prize package worth over $10,000 in cash and services

Important Dates:

July 12, 2018—Competition opens
August 9, 2018—Deadline for submissions (5:00 pm)
August 13—30, 2018—Eligible submissions invited to present before panel
August 31, 2018—Three finalists announced
September 28, 2018—Finalists pitch before panel and audience; Winner announced

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We are thrilled to once again be partnering with the New Castle County Department of Economic Development NCC Innovates Program to present this year's "Swim With The Sharks (SWTS) Pitch Competition."

The increasing interest and participation in this annual competition is a testament to our growing entrepreneurial comunity, and the success of familiar past winner as Mac Nagaswami of Carvertise (formerly Penquin Ads), Karin Roseman with Deer Valley Danes and Amira Idris with TheraV.

The purpose of this event is not simply to present a check to a deserving start-up business, ut to celebrate innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit that foster economic growth, emplyment and community engagement.

Click HERE or the icon at right for submission info and guidelines and application.

SWTS is a pitch competition, presented, as part of the Emerging Enterprise Center Annual Lunch on September 28, 2018.

Seats to the luncheon are limited so make sure you purchase your tickets TODAY!

Price per ticket: $75.00

​Chamber member discounted ticket price: $50

EEC Incubator Members & Chamber Ambassadors:  $25.00

​If you are a student, contact your admissions office for the code to receive a student discount.