Introduction & Directions

Welcome! Thanks for your interest in participating in The Big Pitch Presented By PNC and hosted by REV Birmingham. Finalists will have a shot at winning a share of $50,000 in prize money and professional services. This competition is intended to provide aspiring and new business owners with the mentoring, technical skills, connections, and startup capital needed to go to the next level.

Come prepared! Don't skip these opportunities to refine and strengthen your business concept before the live competition: BIZ 1.0 & REV's Small Business Workshop Series

What are we looking for? Creative and lifestyle businesses that...
  • Intend to open, expand, or relocate in the City of Birmingham
  • Promote vibrancy, foot traffic, or neighborhood revitalization
Use this application to tell your story. Your responses will be saved even if you don't click submit, but try to complete all questions before exiting.
What you'll need:
  • 20-30 minutes to complete the application
  • Your financials
  • A few photos of your product
  • A video that captures your brand story, your vision and your capital needs
  • $30 for the application fee
  • Enthusiasm for making Birmingham the most vibrant market in the Southeast!
Applications are rolling. The deadline for 2019 Big Pitch finalist consideration was Aug. 30, 2019. Applications submitted after this date will be considered for 2020. We'll send you an opportunity to amend your application a month before the 2020 deadline just in case your business has grown.

Good luck! Click the "Next" button below to begin.