IGNITE Business Pitch

The River District Association IGNITE Business Pitch (formerly the Dream Launch Pitch Competition) is open to businesses who have completed all six classes of the Dream Launch Bootcamp, and wish to open a brick and mortar business in the River District.

Entrepreneurs wishing to participate in the Ignite business pitch - including years past Bootcamp participants with a "Certificate of Completion'' - may submit their pitch application after the 2024 Dream Launch Bootcamp classes conclude. Pitch participants will be required to attend an additional session and submit their business plan ahead of the pitch competition. Once the pitch is complete, the entrepreneurs that successfully present the most viable and sustainable plans, including capital investment and job creation, will be chosen to move forward in opening their business.

Previous recipients of business pitch grants (formerly called The RDA Dream Launch Pitch Competition): 


2023 IGNITE Pitch Press Release