Opportunity usually doesn’t knock this loudly.

Whether you’ve been sitting on the fence about starting that dream business of yours or if your early-stage company could use a real boost to scale up quickly, the time to act is now. Because the Springfield-area business community has banded together to create an exciting business plan and pitch competition and an insane Grand Prize package that is going to be a game-changer for one entrepreneur.

Introducing Springfield Hustles

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A Business Plan and Pitch Competition

As part of a community-wide effort to make Springfield a more vibrant and prosperous place to live, work, and raise a family, Springfield Hustles was conceived as a way to encourage aspiring entrepreneurs to take a chance on themselves.

This city was built on the shoulders of men and women who weren’t afraid to take a risk and were rewarded handsomely for it, and its revitalization may very well hinge on a new generation of entrepreneurs rising up to lay claim to their dreams of creating a business that has the potential to become a mainstay in Springfield.

What is Springfield Hustles?

If you’ve ever seen the hit television show Shark Tank, you can form a pretty good idea about what Springfield Hustles is going to be like. Put simply, it’s a business plan competition where those who write and submit the 8 best business plans are selected to pitch their business concept in front of a panel of judges who are well versed in recognizing a company that is destined to succeed.

Beyond the judges, the brand-new COhatch Marketplace is going to be packed out with an audience of local angel investors, commercial bankers, and community and business leaders that have the power, connections, and resources to help the contestants turn their dreams into a reality. That means that even if you don’t win Springfield Hustles, you still have an incredible opportunity to gain interest in your company–perhaps even drawing investment or loan opportunities from someone who heard your pitch and was impressed by you.