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IDEA PITCH: Chase Replogle of Brandcards Inc. presents during the Pitch Pit at the 2016 Spin 66 event hosted by The eFactory.
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IDEA PITCH: Chase Replogle of Brandcards Inc. presents during the Pitch Pit at the 2016 Spin 66 event hosted by The eFactory.

Spin66 slated May 11

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The annual Spin66 event kicks off May 11 with a lineup of speakers, competition and education for startups.

Located at Missouri State University’s The eFactory, the event aims to bring together entrepreneurs and innovators from across southwest Missouri to network, hear new ideas from peers and colleagues, and take part in activities that foster inspiration. The pinnacle event is the Pitch Pit, where five entrepreneurs present their business ideas in six minutes or less and field questions from a judging panel.

In 2017, Solely Jolie owner Amy Blansit won the Pitch Pit competition at the event – taking home $10,000 in cash and business services. Roughly 150 attended the 2017 event.

According to Spin66.org, this year’s takeaway prize is $5,000.

Speakers include Mark Steiner of GigSalad, Chris Jarratt of Revel Advertising and Matt Rose of Marlin Network LLC. Topics covered throughout the day are “What’s Your Strategic Question?” and “Building Big in the Midwest.” There will be a panel discussion, happy hour and, of course, the Pitch Pit at 3 p.m.

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