Benton Harbor pitch competition Candi Purdiman shows excitement as her name was announced, as other contestants clap

Pledge Commitment Met.

Businesses owned by local entrepreneurs that have won prizes in the micro-grant pitch nights hosted by Emerge Innovation Hub, in collaboration with Whirlpool and Mosaic CCDA:

NS Cosmetics
Benton Harbor Beauty Academy
Sticky Spoons Jams, LLC
Kids Read Too
Showtime Customs
Jaszy Jars, LLC

Coming out of the initial success of the 2021 Pitch Night, Whirlpool, Mosaic and other local partners combined efforts to create Emerge Innovation Hub to serve the community by empowering entrepreneurs to start and run their businesses through education and networking. Emerge Innovation Hub sponsors monthly entrepreneur hangout events in addition to the annual Pitch Night competition. This programming continues to evolve and grow to support local entrepreneurs.

Learn more about the first two pitch nights here: 2021 and 2022