On November 16th, 2017, SOURCE River West Entrepreneurship Center (SOURCE RW) hosted its second Pitch-Fest, at SOURCE RW, 2230 West Michigan Street Indy. Entrepreneurs who had completed the SOURCE RW Kauffman FastTrac® Business Owners Series were invited to pitch their business ideas and possibly win a $1000 award, provided by the Kelley School of Business, Indianapolis.  Kauffman FastTrac® is offered at SOURCE RW in partnership with the Indy Chamber’s Business Ownership Initiative (BOI) and with funding from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation.

The winners of the IUPUI Kelley School of Business $1000 awards were Carlotta Stepp who presented her business:  Smart & Snazzy (manufacture/sale of customized wallets) and Hannah Northup who presented her business: Northup HR (human resource consulting). Congratulations also goes out to our other participants, Chandra Walker, Dan Madden, Anthony Barr, Robin Barr, and Devina Jani, who completed the Kauffman FastTrac® course and participated in the SOURCE RW Pitch-Fest.   

Special thanks to the SOURCE RW Pitch Fest Judges: Leanne Emery of SCORE Chapter 6, Saidah Pearsall of Shea BODYWORKS, Phil Powell of Kelley School of Business, and Denise Praul of Accurate Tax Management Corp.

With support from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, SOURCE RW is able to offer the Kauffman FastTrac® Business Owners Series at a discounted rate of $149. The next Kauffman FastTrac® Business Owners Series will be held February 1 – March 29, 2018 at SOURCE RW. Aspiring entrepreneurs and new business owners are encouraged to register and take their businesses to the next level! Please visit here for more information.