Big Gig Pitch-Off
The pitch-off is actually two events held a week apart.
The evening of the Big Gig, each of the three pre-selected* pitchers delivers a pitch (no longer than 5 minutes and no handouts or PowerPoint slides) and receives constructive feedback from our friendly panel of three local Big Wigs.
Regardless of who wins, all participants get lots of publicity for their amazing idea – plus the opportunity to network with other innovators, entrepreneurs, funders, service providers, and government officials.
The winner of the evening also walks away with a CASH prize of $500, plus a chance to compete at the Big Gig Finale for the $5000 grand prize.
* In order to pitch at a Big Gig, anyone interested must submit an application ahead of time and participate in the Little Gig, which is held in Orono the week prior to the Big Gig.