Entrepreneur Past Events / 2013 Local Pitch Contest

Local Pitch Contest

On April 18th, we held our Local Pitch Contest at the Church of God of Prophecy in Lawrence. See all the details below!

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First Place
First Place ($1000)Markus Haala, MHM Studios Printmaking

Second Place
Second Place ($750) - Erin V. Freeborn, Juvenile Court Restorative Justice Diversion

Third Place
Third Place ($750) - John Raser – Bicicocina: Human Powered Bike and Skate Shop

Fan-Favorite ($500) Rafael Rosa & Kathy Ruiz, ENERGY (Exercise Now Everyday Regularly and Grow Younger) Fitness Training

Special Guest Judges

Final Presenters



Cassandria Cambell & Jackson Renshaw – Fresh Food Generation
Food truck organization that aims to provide healthy affordable cooked foods to low-income neighborhoods with limited food access.





Erin V. Freeborn – Juvenile Court Restorative Justice Diversion
Offers an innovative way to deal with youth crime offenders that allows the offender to accept responsibility for his/her actions , reducing repeat offending, which ensures justice for the victim and community while exploring the root causes of the crime.





Markus Haala – MHM Studios Printmaking
Merrimack Valley’s only printmaking studio to serve artists in the area. The purpose of the studio is to promote and teach printmaking, network with artists/printmakers and to provide a versatile workspace with professional equipment.





Sam Hy – The Medallion Movement
Handcrafted leather medallions that represent Khmer art and culture.






John Raser – Bicicocina: Human Powered Bike and Skate Shop
Shop in Lawrence that will be a low cost provider of basic bicycle, skateboard, and other non-motorized transportation service and parts. They will salvage used bicycles, engage youth through workshop space and programming, and provide a platform for active transportation advocacy.





Rafael Rosa & Kathy Ruiz – ENERGY (Exercise Now Everyday Regularly and Grow Younger) Fitness Training
ENERGY is a low cost, customized personal training that changes people’s lives, helping them avoid serious health problems. Workouts are based on the client’s individual fitness level for maximum results.



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