THE BIG PITCH FINDS & FEEDS BIRMINGHAM’S NEXT BIG THINGS.
It’s a community of yaysayers who contribute knowledge, resources and horsepower to push great business concepts up a steep hill — faster.
Organized annually by REV Birmingham from 2014 through 2019, The Big Pitch presented by PNC is a business pitch competition designed to provide technical assistance, mentoring, exposure and capital to Birmingham’s up-and-coming entrepreneurs. The Big Pitch intentionally focuses on helping lifestyle and creative businesses that make Birmingham a vibrant place.
2018 marked FIVE years of this exciting competition! Hear what the experience is like from competitors, sponsors and service providers from over the years:
Big Pitch finalists must demonstrate…
Magic City Match is a program that transforms lives and opens doors for Black entrepreneurs and business owners. Led by REV Birmingham and powered by Prosper, this initiative aims to create opportunities for Black-owned businesses by matching them with brick-and-mortar spaces where they can thrive. After a successful pilot program in 2022, Magic City Match is back in action and ready to empower a new wave of entrepreneurs.
This month’s vendor spotlight highlights Easy Breezy, a local, low-waste shop founded by Brianna Deere. Dedicated to helping others reduce waste and providing inexpensive, non-toxic cleaning supplies, Brianna began selling to the public for the first time at the April 2023 Woodlawn Street Market.
Have you ever wondered how those delicious baking magazines look so good on paper but don’t turn out like the pictures? The geniuses behind the apron aren’t the only ones making those creations come to life. Photographers, producers, and editors are also behind the scenes making the food look as good as it tastes. Downtown Birmingham is lucky to have its own creative publication firm, Hoffman Media, right on 2nd Avenue North. With several state-of-the-art broadcasting kitchens and photography equipment, the firm can easily transform a recipe into a dreamy reality.
THANK YOU, SPONSORS & PARTNERS!
A BIG THANKS to our sponsors, service providers, mentors and judges who have made up this community supporting Birmingham’s next big things! Special gratitude goes to presenting sponsor, PNC, for their commitment to Birmingham’s local small businesses.