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The Entrepreneurs' Club

Last Updated: 10/16/2018 5:04 PM

Big Idea Pitches
Hosted by Mt. Vernon Schools and the Fortville Entrepreneurial Initiative

5:30 P.M.  ~  December 5, 2018
Alumni Center at MVCSC Administrative Service Center


On December 5, 2018, the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation will partner with the Fortville Entrepreneurial Initiative to offer a startup pitch competition for non-profits, high school students, and community members. The purpose? To continue to foster an entrepreneurial mindset in our community, and provide a forum to share big ideas. More information will become available in the coming months.


Event Agenda: 
5:30 - 6:30 Dine With A Pitch Team; 
6:30 - 8:30 Pitch Sessions 


Attendee ticket prices cover admission and dinner. In addition, a portion of the ticket price will fund the future entrepreneurial endeavors of the attendee's favorite idea. You pick who gets your "investment"!


Purchase tickets here.

Interested in competing?

  • Categories:
    • Social Entrepreneurship (students or community members, non-profit), 3-5 minute pitch
    • Emerging Entrepreneur (students, for-profit), 5-7 minute pitch
    • Entrepreneur (community members, for-profit), 7-10 minute pitch
  • All applications are due by November 5, 2018
  • Finalists will be notified via email by November 12, 2018
  • Student finalists are required to attend the Breakfast with an Entrepreneur event on November 30 for pitch preparation


Register here to compete.



About The Fortville Entrepreneurship Initiative

The future of Fortville's economy and its contribution to Indiana’s continued success will be driven by entrepreneurship and innovation. With Fortville’s Entrepreneurship Initiative, area stakeholders and advisors experienced in and passionate about building a welcoming start-up culture will now recognize and more formally support the entrepreneurial talents of Fortville and surrounding Hancock County residents and businesses. This Initiative is designed to create connection, excitement, and focus in our localized ecosystem. Our audience is typically made up of Entrepreneurs (start-ups, local growing businesses, and idea generators), as well as Stakeholders (local businesses, quasi- and government bodies, academia, circles of residents interested in promoting economic development, and small business advisors); all of whom greatly benefit from this Initiative.


Breakfast With An Entrepreneur

Together with the

Mt. Vernon Education Foundation,

the Entrepreneurs’ Club would like to invite students to join us for

Breakfast with an Entrepreneur


Friday, October 26th

at 7:30 A.M.

in the Distance Learning Lab


This month’s entrepreneur is Canvas Vice President of Analytics and Machine Learning, Zach Linder!


This is a free event!

RSVP to Ms. Ousley via email by no later than

3:30 P.M. Monday, October 22!  Space is limited.